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rpopil's avatar
New Contributor
4 years ago

Federal Universal Service Fund charge

Under phone charges, Federal Universal Service Fund charge went from $1.49 last month to $22.19 this month! Why?

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  • MaryF's avatar
    Former Moderator
    Hi Rpopil,

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    • rl723's avatar
      New Contributor

      Okay then...As another customer, I'd like to know. Why did Federal Universal Fund Charges go from $1.49 to $22.19?!

      • ChrisL's avatar
        Former Moderator
        Universal Service Fees are mandated by the Federal Government and assessed under rules developed by the FCC to support universal service for schools, libraries, and rural health care facilities. It is calculated as a percentage of your total monthly long distance charges.

        You can also visit for more information regarding the Universal Service fund.