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Historical Support Distribution

The Lifeline Program’s annual disbursements to service providers by eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) type.

Notes: Wireless vs. wireline data was not collected prior to 2011, and wireless CETC disbursements prior to that date were calculated using April 2011. Data. In October 2012, USAC changed from paying based on projections to paying on actual support received.

YEAR

ILEC

WIRELINE CETC

WIRELESS CETC

TOTAL

2010

$ 578,435,093

$ 107,175,915

$ 532,865,618

$ 1,218,476,626

2011

$ 523,863,464

$ 84,150,427

$ 1,032,007,426

$ 1,640,021,317

2012

$ 448,626,842

$ 77,105,594

$ 1,604,490,693

$ 2,130,223,129

2013

$ 295,571,744

$ 50,865,366

$ 1,440,575,671

$ 1,787,012,781

2014

$ 223,928,505

$ 38,055,311

$ 1,367,554,782

$ 1,629,538,598

2015

$ 165,643,617

$ 24,867,727

$ 1,319,553,601

$ 1,510,064,945

2016

$ 134,093,163

$ 17,195,879

$ 1,370,759,076

$ 1,522,048,118

2017

$ 104,542,224

$ 11,070,072

$ 1,151,107,697

$ 1,266,719,993