The Federal Communications Commission released a public notice on September 14, 2020, announcing the proposed universal service contribution factor for the fourth quarter of 2020 will be 27.1%, up from the previous quarter’s 26.5%.
At 27.1%, the Q4 Universal Service Fund (“USF”) contribution Factor is the highest ever recorded.
In related news (as our firm predicted back in December 2019), the FCC continues to consider new rules that would add revenue from “Non-Interconnected VOIP” and other “One-Way VOIP” services to the USF contribution base, thus subjecting providers of such services to USF contributions. Our firm is currently monitoring the agency’s actions and will issue further advisories as necessary.
In the meantime, any questions regarding the steep hike in USF contribution factor or the Commission’s moves to subject One-Way VOIP to USF may be directed to Jonathan S. Marashlian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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