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

Viya advises 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 decrease in the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) on April 1.

The Federal Universal Service Charge (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, 2024, there will be a decrease in the FUSC surcharge factor from 34.6% to 32.8%. Single-line subscribers will notice a decrease in their bill from $2.25 to $2.13 per line. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will see a decrease in their bill from $3.11 to $2.95 per line.