Universal Service Fund


​The Universal Service Fund (USF) provides funding that helps Wisconsin residents get essential and advanced telecommunications services. The USF funds a number of programs and grants to meet these goals. The USF funds these programs:​​ 

USF Funded Grant Programs

USF also funds several grant programs​.

Universal Service Fund Council

The PSC is responsible for the policies and procedures of the USF and the programs it supports. It is assisted by a Universal Service Fund Council consisting of representatives of the telecommunications service providers and consumers in the state. 

The USF and the USF Council were established by 1993 Wisconsin Act 496. The USF and the Council are governed by state statutes and administrative code rules​

Universal Service Fund Reports to the Legislature​​

The PSC, working with the USF Council, provides biennial reports to the legislature. Go to theReference Center foUnive​rsal Service Fund biennial reports.

For More Information

Questions about the USF and USF Council can be addressed to Laura Fay at Laura2.Fay@Wisconsin.gov​​ or (608) 267-0913.