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NOTICE: SECOND QUARTER 2006 UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND CONTRIBUTION FACTOR
INCREASED TO 10.9%
The Wireline Competition Bureau of the FCC announced that the
Universal Service Fund contribution factor for the Second Quarter of
2006 increased from the current 10.2% to 10.9%. The 10.9%
contribution factor became effective April 1, 2006.
Contributors are reminded that they may not mark up federal universal
service line-item amounts above the contribution factor. Thus,
contributors may not, during the second quarter of 2006, recover from
end users through a federal universal service line item an amount that
exceeds the interstate (and international) telecommunications charges
on a customer's bill times 10.9%.
REMINDER : FCC REGULATORY REPORTING DEADLINES
FCC FORM 499-Q - QUARTERLY TELECOMMUNICATIONS REPORTING WORKSHEET
Deadline: May 1, 2006
Providers of interstate and international telecommunications services
("Universal Service Fund contributors") are reminded that their FCC
Form 499-Q is due no later than Monday, May 1, 2006.
The FCC requires all non- de minimis USF contributors to file Form
499-Q to report actual billed revenue and projected revenues. In the
Form 499-Q due May 1st, contributors must report actual billed revenue
for the 1st Quarter of 2006 and projected billed & collected revenue
for the 3rd Quarter of 2006.
The Universal Service Administrative Company mails forms and
instructions to contributors who have reported in the past. If you
have not reported in the past, but are required to do so, forms and
instructions are available on the FCC's website - www.fcc.gov
http://www.fcc.gov/ - or you may contact our firm and we'll e-mail
them to you. Contact: email@example.com or 703-714-1300.
De Minimis carriers and service providers (i.e., those with $10,000 or less
in annual USF contributions) are not required to file Form 499-Qs unless and
until they reasonably project exceeding the de minimis threshold within a
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