PA Universal Service Fund

The Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund (PaUSF or Fund) was established to reduce access charges and intraLATA toll rates for Pennsylvania telephone customers. The Fund, initially set at $32 million annually, is meant to encourage greater toll competition while enabling carriers to preserve the affordability of local service rates in Pennsylvania . Approximately 300 telecommunications service providers contribute to the Fund and payments are disbursed monthly to 32 qualified recipients. At the current time, wireless carriers are not required to contribute to the Fund.
 

GVNW is the administrator for the Fund.

 

Right to Know Request

Release of Information from Right to Know Request - Request made by the Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania. Dated January 27, 2016.

 

External Auditor of the PaUSF

External Audit Report - Dec. 31, 2016
The firm of Hurlbert CPA submitted its report to the PUC for the audit Fund activities from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

External Audit Report - Dec. 31, 2015
The firm of Hurlbert CPA submitted its report to the PUC for the audit Fund activities from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

External Audit Report - Dec. 31, 2014
The firm of Hurlbert CPA submitted its report to the PUC for the audit Fund activities from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

External Audit Report - Dec. 31, 2013
The firm of Withum, Smith and Brown submitted its report to the PUC for the audit Fund activities from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

External Audit Report - Dec. 31, 2012
The firm of Withum, Smith and Brown submitted its report to the PUC for the audit Fund activities from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.

 

Regulations

Regulations
The regulations governing the Fund can be found in the Pennsylvania Code, 52 Pa. Code Sections 63.161 - 63.171.  The regulations were made effective on June 29, 2001 at 31 Pa. B3402. 

Worksheet

Development of Assessment Data Request
Worksheet for the Development of Assessment Data Request of the PaUSF for 2016.

GVNW Website
Link to the GVNW website's Pennsylvania USF section.

Orders

2017 Annual Rate Adjustment
The order approving Solix Inc.’s Administrator’s Report for the adjustment to the annual contribution rate for the Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund in 2017. Public Meeting of November 9, 2016. Docket No. M-00001337.

2016 Annual Rate Adjustment
The order approving Solix Inc.’s Administrator’s Report for the adjustment to the annual contribution rate for the Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund in 2016. Public Meeting of December 3, 2015. Docket No. M-00001337.

2015 Annual Rate Adjustment
The order approving Solix Inc.’s Administrator’s Report for the adjustment to the annual contribution rate for the Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund in 2015. Public Meeting of December 4, 2014. Docket No. M-00001337.

2014 Annual Rate Adjustment
The order approving Solix Inc.’s Administrator’s Report for the adjustment to the annual contribution rate for the Pennsylvania Universal Service Fund in 2014. Public Meeting of November 14, 2013.  Docket No. M-00001337.

 

Reports

2014 Administrator's Annual Report
Solix, Inc. report to the Commission on the PaUSF from January 2014 to December 2014. 

2013 Administrator's Annual Report
Solix, Inc. report to the Commission on the PaUSF from January 2013 to December 2013. 

2012 Administrator's Annual Report
Solix, Inc. report to the Commission on the PaUSF from January 2012 to December 2012.

 

Contacts

General Questions on the Fund
Contact GVNW at (217) 862-1570.

Questions on the Remittance
Contact GVNW's Nicole Stephens, Consultant Analyst/USF Specialist III, Compliance Administrator at (217) 862-1510.

Questions on Annual Revenue & Access Line Growth Reports
Contact Spencer Nahf (PUC's Bureau of Technical Utility Services) by email or call him at (717) 787-5164.

Questions on Regulations or Orders
Contact Colin Scott (PUC's Law Bureau) by email or call him at (717) 783-5949.