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Those property tax fees take all the fun out of USF decreases

  • TC2 Blog
  • 7/20/2012
  • David Rohde

By now you may have noticed that the universal service surcharge for the third quarter dropped from 17.4% to 15.7%. The way in which the official USF “contribution factor” bounces around from quarter to quarter depends on technical factors affecting fund collection and distribution. But for users, probably as big a consideration compared to increases or decreases is whether the fee is assessed on any particular service or not.

Figuring that out involves a welter of considerations...

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