For the 1st Quarter of 2016 the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) contribution factor will increase from 16.7% to 18.2%. This will result in a increase in the charge that appears on your monthly telephone bill. The factor is applied to services designated as interstate by the FCC and changes from time-to-time based on the needs of the federal universal service fund.
The federal universal service fund was established and is maintained to ensure that all consumers, regardless of location, have access to essentially the same telecommunications services at affordable prices. The fund also assists schools, libraries, low-income consumers and rural health care consumers with assistance in obtaining telecommunications services.
Please call Southeast Nebraska Communications at 402-245-4451 with any questions you may have regarding this change.