A Huge Increase in the USF Contribution Factor
Last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced a jaw droppingly high USF contribution factor—24.4%. In simple terms, for every $10 million a business spends on telecom services, an enterprise will also be laying out an additional $2.4 million in USF assessments. Even worse, this number will likely go higher unless a fundamental change is made to the way USF is funded, and that’s not likely to happen unless businesses raise their voices, and raise them very loudly.
In this 10 minute podcast, Joe Schmidt of TechCaliber Consulting and Andrew Brown, Managing Partner of Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby discuss why the contribution factor increased by 30% this last quarter and why it’s likely to continuing increasing in the years to come. Most importantly, they walk through what enterprise customers must do to prevent USF assessments from wreaking havoc on their budgets for network services.