Rep Pallone Requests Access to Audits of FCC High-Cost Fund

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter to Universal Service Administrative Company CEO Radha Sekar requesting the audits conducted during the preceding three fiscal years for both the Federal Communications Commission’s Legacy High-Cost and Rural Health Care programs in order to better understand the potential for waste, fraud and abuse in the programs. The High-Cost Program is by far the largest Universal Service Program, spending $4.5 billion each year. Rep Pallone is requesting that the Universal Service Administrative Company provide:

  • The audits conducted as part of the Payment Quality Assurance Program and the Beneficiary and Contributor Audit Program for the Legacy High-Cost Program and;
  • The audits conducted as part of the Payment Quality Assurance Program and the Beneficiary and Contributor Audit Program for the Rural Health Care Program.

Rep Pallone Requests Access to Audits of FCC High-Cost Fund