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Federal Universal Service Charge Increase (Updated June 14, 2023)

Effective July 1, 2023, 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 29% to 29.2%. The FUSC is calculated in accordance with FCC rules by applying the new contribution factor of 29.2% (0.292) to the charges for interstate services. The federal universal service fund helps to ensure access to affordable communications services in hard-to-serve rural 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.