Federal Universal Service Charge Notice

For the 1st Quarter of 2021, the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) contribution factor will increase from 27.1% to 31.8%. This will result in an increase in the charge that appears on your monthly telephone bill. The factor is applied to services designated as interstate by the FCC and changes from time-to-time based on the needs of the federal universal service fund. The federal universal service fund was established and is maintained to ensure that all consumers, regardless of location, have access to essentially the same telecommunications services at affordable prices. The fund also provides schools, libraries, low-income consumers, and rural health care providers with assistance in obtaining telecommunications services.