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Proposed 4th Quarter 2022 Universal Service Contribution Factor

On September 13, 2022, the FCC released the proposed contribution factor for the fourth quarter of 2022 at 28.9 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 markup federal universal service line-item amounts above the contribution factor.  Thus, carriers may not, during the fourth quarter of 2022, recover through a federal universal service line item an amount that exceeds 28.9% of the interstate telecommunications charges on a customer’s bill.”

The fourth quarter 2022 contribution factor Public Notice can be viewed here.

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