Legal Information

Universal Service Fund

You may notice an increase in the charge on your bill called “Federal Universal Service Charge” or “FUSC” that pays for the Federal Universal Service Fund.  The Federal Communications Commission has approved an increase in this charge from 26.5% to 27.1% of residential and business customers’ monthly interstate access charges, effective October 1, 2020.  This charge helps keep local telephone service rates affordable for low-income customers and customers in high cost rural areas and provides assistance to schools and libraries and rural health care facilities.

If you have any questions about this change, please call Fastwyre at 1-800-737-3900.