Because of action taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that affects carriers nationwide, Viya’s telephone, wireless and long-distance customers will notice a change in the Federal Universal Service (FUS) charge, effective July 1, 2017.
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, 2017, there will be a change in the FUSC surcharge factor from 17.4 percent to 17.1 percent. For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC charge will decrease from $1.31 to $1.18. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will also notice a change on their bill from $1.85 to $1.99 per line. PBX lines rates are also changing from $2.44 to $2.57 per line.