4Q USF Contribution Factor Highest Ever

Posted by Ryan Guthrie on Oct 5, 2017 10:52:40 AM
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The proposed USF Contribution Factor for 4th Quarter 2017 is 18.8%.

The FCC recently announced that the proposed Federal Universal Service Fund ("USF") contribution factor for the 4Q of 2017 will be 18.8%. This is a significant increase from the 3Q rate of 17.1% and the highest contribution factor in the history of the USF.  

What Should You do?

Wireless and VoIP carriers can significantly reduce their USF contributions by performing a traffic study rather than relying on the safe harbor rates applied by the FCC.  Carriers that rely on the safe harbor face a competitive disadvantage to the extent that other carriers’ reliance on traffic studies or actual interstate revenues leads to a lower contribution percentage, meaning that those carriers pay less money into the USF and attempt to recover fewer dollars from their customers.

How Much Can You Save?

Download ATS' case study to find out how much you could be reducing your USF contributions...

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Topics: USF, Regulatory