On March 12, 2021, the FCC released the proposed contribution factor for the second quarter of 2021 at 33.4 percent. The contribution factor requires telecommunications companies to pay a percentage of their interstate end-user revenues to the Universal Service Fund. The FCC announcement also “…emphasizes that carriers may not mark up federal universal service line-item amounts above the contribution factor. Thus carriers may not, during the first quarter of 2021, recover through a federal universal service line item an amount that exceeds 33.4% of the interstate telecommunications charges on a customer’s bill.”
The second quarter 2021 contribution factor Public Notice can be viewed here.