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 April 1, there will be a change in the FUSC surcharge factor from 18.8 percent to 18.4 percent.
For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC charge will decrease from $1.22 to $1.19. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will also notice a decrease on their bill from $2.11 to $2.06 per line.