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Proposed 2nd Qtr 2021 Contribution Factor

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.

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