Customer Notice for FUSC Surcharge Factor Increase – Brazos Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) on your bill will increase as a result of an increase in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) universal service fund contribution factor from 34.5% to 34.6%. The FUSC is calculated in accordance with FCC rules by applying the new contribution factor of 34.6% (0.346) to the charges for interstate services. The federal universal service fund helps to ensure access to affordable communications services in hard-to-serve rural areas of the United States. If you have any questions regarding the FUSC, please contact the FCC at 1.888.225.5322 or email: fccinfo@fcc.gov. You may also call Brazos Telephone Cooperative, Inc. at 1.800.687.3222.

To learn more about the FUSC you can visit https://www.fcc.gov/general/universal-service or you may call 1.888.225.5322 or email: fccinfo@fcc.gov.

Customer Notice for Texas Universal Service Fund – Brazos Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

The Texas Universal Service Fund assessment rate has been reduced from 24% to 12% effective July 1, 2023. Currently, we have chosen to only assess our customers 10% for the TUSF assessment rate rather than the entire 12% as approved by the Public Utility Commission of Texas. If you have questions you may call Brazos Telephone Cooperative, Inc. at 1.800.687.3222.