FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND (FUSF)
The Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF) charge
equal the FUSF
established by the FCC, as it changes from time to time.
As of the
last Guide publication date, the FUSF
is equal to 21.2 percent
of all the charges, excluding Taxes,
appearing on a Customer’s invoice. The FUSF surcharge
applies to telecommunications services subject to direct regulation by the
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), as well a s
to interconnected VoIP.
FUSF will: (i) be calculated after the application of promotional and other
discounts; (ii) not be eligible to receive promotional or any other discounts;
(iii) not be included to determine satisfaction of usage volume requirements;
(iv) be calculated based upon the rates and charges applicable to the
Customer's total interstate and international usage, unless otherwise
specified; (v) not apply to Taxes, tax‑like, and/or tax‑related
surcharges as defined or described in the Publication; and (vi) not apply to calls
using Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) or to calls originated by
certified Customers with hearing or speech impairments.