With the Universal Service Fund continuing to grow and the USF contribution factor skyrocketing to nearly 18%, the federal Universal Service Fund remains a critical area for all telecommunications providers. Customers increasingly are focusing on the USF surcharge in negotiations, and the competitive consequences of over- or under- reporting USF directly affect the company’s bottom line.

In this annual webinar, Kelley Drye will walk you through the USF changes you need to know, with an eye toward what to expect in 2012. We also will discuss the audit and appeal process in detail, including the differences between USAC and Inspector General audits. Our speakers will offer analysis and practical advice based on front line experience in audits and appeals, and years of providing compliance and enforcement advice in this area.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • The 2012 USF Reform Agenda — High Cost (CAF) and Low-Income (Lifeline)
     
  • Changes to the 2012 Form 499A and instructions
     
  • Significant USF Appeals in 2011
     
  • Developments in the USF Audit and FCC Appeal Process

Kelley Drye Speakers: 

Steve Augustino, Partner
John Heitmann, Partner

When: 
March 13, 2012, 12:00PM – 1:00 PM

Where: 
Webinar

RSVP: 
This webinar is free of charge. Presentation slides and a recording of the webinar will be available to registrants. Email dcevents@kelleydrye.com or contact Cassidy Russell at 202.342.8400.