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

You may notice an increase in the charge on your bill called “Federal Universal Service Charge” or “FUSC” that pays for the Federal Universal Service Fund. The Federal Communications Commission has approved an increase in this charge from 24.4% to 25.0% of your monthly interstate access charges for residential and business customers effective October 1, 2019. The charge contributes to the national universal service fund, which helps keep local telephone service rates affordable for low-income customers and customers in high cost rural areas, and also provides assistance to customers with disabilities.  If you have any questions about this charge, please 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.