The FUSC surcharge factor recovers the costs associated with the carrier’s contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government-mandated program is designed to help keep service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States.
Effective July 1, 2020, there will be a slight change in the FUSC surcharge factor from 19.60 percent to 26.50 percent. Single line subscribers will note a change on their bill from $1.27 to $1.72 per line. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will notice a change on their bill from $2.39 to $3.17 per line.
Certain business subscribers will see minor decreases in other charges due to separate FCC actions.