OUSF Emergency Bandwidth Funding Extended Through September 30, 2021 Due to COVID-19

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Greetings Stakeholders,

In March 2020, the Oklahoma Universal Service Fund (OUSF) Administrator announced 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. In September 2020, the OUSF Administrator extended the temporary emergency funding through June 30, 2021.  Due to the continued challenges facing our beneficiaries throughout the State, the OUSF Administrator is extending the temporary emergency funding through September 30, 2021.

Beginning October 1, 2021, OUSF funding will revert back to pre-emergency funding levels. If a beneficiary would like to request funding at the emergency bandwidth level after this date, a new Request for OUSF Funding must be filed.

The instructions and forms regarding an OUSF Funding Request are located on the OCC website here.  New OUSF Training Modules including, Requesting OUSF Funding- The Process, are also available on the OCC website.

We know this has been a very long year of challenges for each of your teams. We here at the OCC would like to extend a sincere word of thanks for every effort to protect those under your charge. Each of you faced various challenges and found ways to overcome them. Whether you were teaching the Oklahomans of tomorrow or providing care for our neighbors in need, you made the difference. You made surviving and thriving possible. There are not enough words to express our thanks.


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