On March 19, 2013, USAC held a Form 499 training webcast for telecommunications companies who are required to contribute to the Universal Service Fund.  In Funding Year 2012 there were 2,460 telecommunications companies that participated in the E-rate program, and applicants requested approximately $1.7 billion in discounts on services provided by these carriers.

The slide deck used in the presentation can be viewed here.

Carriers who have questions about the Form 499 may contact USAC via e-mail at Form499@usac.org.