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New Webinars! Quarterly Basic Training for Service Providers

In 2019, USAC will offer more training opportunities for companies new to the Universal Service program. The following webinars will be repeated through the year, giving new service providers the opportunity to learn the basics of the program and ask questions about the process.

FCC Form 499-Q Basics

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.

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This webinar is intended for all providers interested in learning/reviewing the general requirements for filing the FCC Form 499-Q, the quarterly telecommunications worksheet. This training is recommended for new filers, outlining who should file the form, when to file the form, and how revenue reported on the form is used to determine the monthly support mechanism charge.

498/499 ID Basics for Service Providers

Monday, February 4, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.

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This webinar is intended for all providers new to the Universal Service program. Learn the difference between a 498 and 499 ID as well as the process to obtain them.

Webinar Series: Filing FCC Form 499-A

USAC invites all intrastate, interstate, and international providers of telecommunications services (including de minimis filers) to join us for a webinar about FCC Form 499-A, the Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet.

This year, we are offering five webinars, each tailored to a specific audience. Based on your primary line of telecommunications service, please select the webinar that best fits your needs. Each webinar will cover the same general information about filing the FCC Form 499-A, so there is no need to attend more than one.

E-File New Features & Basics

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.

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This webinar is intended for all providers interested in learning/reviewing the general features of USAC's online filing system, E-File. First we'll cover some new features added to E-File that help users better manage their Filer IDs and contributions. Other topics include requesting access, logging on, password reset and error messages.

Wireline Local & Long Distance Companies

Thursday, February 7, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.

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This webinar is intended for wireline local and long distance companies that provide wireline local calling and have revenue associated with local calling, including PICC charges (when they exist) and vertical features. We'll also cover wireline long distance calling, including international calls.

VoIP Service Providers

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.

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This webinar is intended for VoIP service providers interested in learning about VoIP revenue, both local and long distance, including how to use the FCC's safe harbor percentages and when to send in traffic studies.

Mobile Service Providers

Thursday, February 14, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.

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This webinar is intended for mobile service providers, including those providing paging services and specialized mobile radio (SMR) interested in learning about filing for mobile services, which are cell phone calling, paging, and SMR. We will also go over non-USF assessable revenue, summation, and bad debt.

All Other Service Providers

Friday, February 15, 2019
2:00-3:00 p.m.

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This webinar is intended for Wholesale carriers and providers of all other services interested in learning about state and federal USF, local and long distance private lines, payphones (including prison payphones), prepaid cards, calls that do not originate, terminate, or transit the United States, calls that use special billing arrangements, and satellite services.

Audience Participation

Audience members may submit questions in advance by using the "Questions and Comments" field on the event registration form. Questions during the live event will be accepted if time allows. If the presenters are unable to answer your questions, we'll post a list of questions and answers along with the recording following the event.

Equipment and Set-Up

To participate, you'll need:

  • To meet the minimum system requirements,
  • A computer or mobile device with an Internet connection, and
  • Computer speakers and microphone (optional). Participants may use a telephone as an alternative to the computer's speakers.