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Proposed Fourth Quarter 2021 USF Contribution Factor

On September 10, 2021, the FCC announced that the proposed universal service contribution factor for the fourth quarter of 2021 will be 29.1 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 “…emphasize that carriers may not mark up federal universal service line-item amounts above the contribution factor. Thus, carriers may not, during the fourth quarter of 2021, recover through a federal universal service line item an amount that exceeds 29.1 percent of the interstate telecommunications charges on a customer’s bill.”

The fourth quarter 2021 contribution factor public notice can be viewed here

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