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Proposed Third Quarter 2022 Universal Service Contribution Factor

On June 9, 2022, the FCC released proposed contribution factor for third quarter 2022 which will be 33.0 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 third quarter 2022, recover through a federal universal service line item an amount that exceeds 33.0% of the interstate telecommunications charges on a customer’s bill.”

The third quarter contribution factor public notice can be viewed here.

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