Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Rate Change Effective April 1

Viya informs the public of the quarterly change in the universal service surcharge provided by the Federal Communications Commission that affects carriers nationwide. Viya’s telephone, wireless and long-distance customers will notice a change in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) on April 1.

The FUSC surcharge factor recovers the costs associated with the carrier’s contributions to the federal universal fund program. The government-mandated program is designed to help keep service rates affordable for all customers, in all areas of the United States.

Effective April 1, 2021, there will be a slight change in the FUSC surcharge factor from 31.80 percent to 33.40 percent. Single line subscribers will note a change on their bill from $2.07 to $2.17 per line. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will notice a change on their bill from $4.06 to $4.26 per line.