June 30: 2018 USAC-Elected Recertification
The deadline to elect or revoke USAC to perform the 2018 recertification process is Friday, June 30, 2017. Re-election is automatic for service providers that elected USAC to conduct recertification on their behalf for the 2017 calendar year, and no further action is required. If contact information is different for calendar year 2018, please notify USAC.
For more information on the recertification process, please visit the recertification page on our website.
July 3: FCC Form 481 Deadline
All Lifeline service providers are required to file FCC Form 481 with USAC, the FCC, state commissions, and any other relevant regulatory agencies. The deadline to file the FCC Form 481 is Monday, July 3, 2017. Service providers can continue to access the FCC Form 481 through E-File.
July 12: Register for the Next Lifeline Program Webinar
Join us on Wednesday, July 12 for our monthly Lifeline Program webinar. We will discuss the FCC Form 555 changes for this year. You can always access the webinar slides or recordings of previous webinars on our Trainings and Outreach page.
July 31: GoToWebinar Software Update for Monthly Webinar
The platform we use for the Lifeline Program monthly webinar will require attendees to install a new launcher app to participate in any webinars that occur after Monday, July 31, 2017. The new GoTo Opener app will become available in July.
The installation process can take up to 10 minutes, so we advise that you join the August webinar a few minutes early or run the new launcher app in advance. Registered attendees for the August webinar will get a reminder to sign in early for the webinar.