OUSF Emergency Bandwidth Deadline Extended Due to COVID-19

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Greetings Stakeholders,

The Oklahoma Universal Service Fund (OUSF) Administrator previously announced in March 2020, that eligible schools, libraries, mental health facilities, and healthcare facilities receiving OUSF funding for broadband services may temporarily increase their entity’s bandwidth, without extra cost, to aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, the OUSF Administrator announced that the additional funding would return to previously approved funding after September 30, 2020.

Due to the continued challenges facing our schools, libraries, mental health facilities, and healthcare facilities throughout the State, the OUSF Administrator is extending this temporary emergency funding through at least December 31, 2020. Those entities already approved do not need to take additional action at this time.

Entities wishing to increase service should contact their service provider for details and availability. A list of entities already approved, which will continue to receive the increased bandwidth, may be found at the following link: http://www.occeweb.com/PU/OUSF/EmergencyBandwidthIncreaseSummary.xlsx.

If you have any questions, please contact me at brandy.wreath@occ.ok.gov.

We would also like to extend a special thanks to all of our beneficiaries who continue to work through these difficult times to selflessly provide these critical services for all Oklahoma's residents, even in the face of ongoing challenging circumstances. Once again, I am proud to be a part of the great State of Oklahoma. You are in our thoughts and prayers.  


Brandy Wreath | Director and OUSF Administrator
Public Utility Division and Consumer Services | Oklahoma Corporation Commission
p. 405-522-3356
Oklahoma.gov | www.occeweb.com