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Universal Service Surcharge
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Universal Service Surcharge

Question

What is the Universal Service Surcharge?

Applies To

Monthly 8x8 billing statement or invoice.

Answer

The Universal Service Surcharge is a tax imposed to support the Federal Universal Service Fund, which was established by the U.S. government to subsidize basic telephone service for people with low incomes and those who live in rural areas. It is also used to provide Internet connections, landline handsets, and mobile handsets to schools and libraries.