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FCC Form 473
Service Provider Annual Certification ("SPAC")

A Service Provider Annual Certification Form is required to be submitted to the fund administrator in order for a service provider to complete the procedure for submitting a Service Provider Invoice Form. The Annual Certification Form must be completed by each service provider, for each separate Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN), to confirm that the Invoice Forms submitted by each service provider are in compliance with the FCC's rules governing the schools and libraries universal service support mechanism.

A service provider is any provider of eligible services to an eligible entity — a school, school district, library, library consortium or consortia of multiple entities. A service provider must obtain a Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN) by completing FCC Form 498, Service Provider Registration Form, and submitting the completed Form 498 to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). For more information about SPINs, please contact the USAC's Customer Service Bureau at 1-888-641-8722, or access its Web Site of the USAC.

Universal service support will not be paid to a service provider on an approved funding commitment prior to the fund administrator's receipt of the properly completed Form 473, Service Provider Annual Certification Form.

Please visit the USAC website to file a Form 473 online.