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, 2021, there will be a slight change in the FUSC surcharge factor from 31.80 percent to 33.40 percent. Single line subscribers will note a change on their bill from $2.07 to $2.17 per line. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will notice a change on their bill from $4.06 to $4.26 per line.