Federal Universal Service Charge

Effective October 1, 2017, the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) on your bill will increase as a result of an increase in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) universal service fund contribution factor from 17.1% to 18.8%. The FUSC is calculated in accordance with FCC rules by applying the new contribution factor of 18.8% (0.188) to the charges for interstate services. The universal service fund helps to ensure access to affordable communications services in all areas of the United States. If you have any questions regarding the FUSC, please contact the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 or email: fccinfo@fcc.gov