Universal Connectivity Fee

We all pay this fee on our phone bills. It has been noted that when it started out we were only supplying landlines, now cell phones are provided for free and some people get multiple phones which they are selling for profit at your expense. Get in touch with your phone company and your congressional reps and tell them that you want this practice repealed and that you don't want to pay for these phones.





Universal Connectivity Fee (Universal Service Fund), Federal: 

Because telephones provide a vital link to emergency services, to government services and to surrounding communities, it has been our nation’s policy to promote telephone service to all households since this service began in the 1930s. The USF helps to make phone service affordable and available to all Americans, including consumers with low incomes, those living in areas where the costs of providing telephone service is high, schools and libraries and rural health care providers. Congress has mandated that all telephone companies providing interstate service must contribute to the USF. Although not required to do so by the government, many carriers choose to pass their contribution costs on to their customers in the form of a line item, often called the “Federal Universal Service Fee” or “Universal Connectivity Fee”.



Re: Universal Connectivity Fee
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The US Gov't hard at work