On March 14, 2023, the FCC released proposed contribution factor for second quarter 2023 which will be 29.0 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 markup federal universal service line-item amounts above the contribution factor. Thus, carriers may not, during the second quarter 2023, recover through a federal universal service line item an amount that exceeds 29.0% of the interstate telecommunications charges on a customer’s bill.”
The second quarter contribution factor public notice can be viewed here.