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Proposed Fourth Quarter 2023 Universal Service Contribution Factor

On September 13, 2023, the FCC released the proposed contribution factor for the fourth quarter of 2023, which will be 34.5 percent. The contribution factor requires telecommunications companies to pay a percentage of their interstate end-user revenues to the Universal Service Fund.

The FCC reminds carriers that they “may not, during the fourth quarter of 2023, recover through a federal universal service line item an amount that exceeds 34.5 percent of the interstate telecommunications charges on a customer’s bill.”

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

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