Viya Federal Universal Service Charge Rate to Change Effective July 1

As a result of action taken 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 on their July bills.

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 July 1, there will be a slight increase in the FUSC surcharge factor from 18.80 percent to 24.40 percent. Single line subscribers will notice an increase on their bill from $1.22 to $1.59 per line. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will notice an increase on their bill from $2.30 to $2.98 per line.

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