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Universal Service Administrative Company Overview

Washington, DC
201 to 500 employees
1997
Nonprofit Organization
Telecommunications Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Millions of people across the U.S. do not have access to broadband services. In an increasing digital world, this can be a barrier to participating and functioning in today’s society. USAC is dedicated to closing the digital divide through universal service, ensuring ... Read more

Mission: The Universal Service Administrative Company is dedicated to achieving universal service. This important principle suggests that everyone in the U.S. deserves accessible, affordable, and pervasive high-speed connectivity.

Universal Service Administrative Company – Why Work For Us?


USAC is dedicated to achieving universal service. This important principle suggests that everyone in the U.S. deserves accessible, affordable, and pervasive high-speed connectivity.

By administering and protecting the integrity of universal service, USAC helps communities across the country to stay connected, schools to better educate, libraries to better serve the public, and health care providers to reach more patients. 

At USAC, we value integrity, quality, accountability, and innovation. Our open-door policy promotes a collaborative culture. Our diverse and dedicated professionals are brimming with ideas and consistently discovering new ways to meet the needs of our stakeholders. Together, we achieve innovative outcomes.

USAC is an independent, not-for-profit corporation designated by the FCC as the administrator of universal service. With the guidance of policy created by the FCC, we collect and deliver funding through four programs focused on places where broadband and connectivity needs are critical. These programs serve people in rural, underserved, and difficult-to-reach areas:

  • The Schools and Libraries (E-rate) Program provides the funds needed to keep students and library patrons connected to broadband and voice services.
  • The Rural Health Care Program supports health care facilities in bringing world class medical care to rural areas through increased broadband capabilities.
  • The Lifeline Program helps households obtain the voice and broadband connectivity services they need to participate and function in today’s digital world.
  • The High Cost Program provides funding to companies working to expand connectivity infrastructure in unserved or underserved areas.

USAC is committed to offering eligible employees competitive benefits and work-life flexibility to meet their financial, health, developmental, and future needs. Our benefits package includes the following:

  • generous 401(k) contribution
  • medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • prescription benefits
  • flexible spending accounts
  • tuition and training reimbursement
  • commuter and parking benefits
  • a flexible work schedule
  • paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
  • pet insurance

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    I worked at Universal Service Administrative Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Super awesome benefits, seriously best benefits I've ever seen. Very nice new building, friendly people. Very few pressure. Great work/life balance, flexible telecommute policies. Plenty of paid leave time. Regularly provided training. Very diverse personnel.

    Cons

    Slow pace, a bit bureaucratic, but not too much. Salary could be capped due to regulations (but don't forget about benefits). Not many opportunities to grow. Overall I would definitely recommend this company! I enjoyed working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work. Allow more projects to be driven from bottom to top.

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    Initially got a call from hiring manager. After the 40 min call an onsite interview was scheduled. During onsite interview got some technical and non-technical questions. Received an offer after about a week, but has to wait two weeks to start at the same date as other new hires that month.

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