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Basic up to 384 $1.84
Standard + 384-1.5 $1.84
Expert Plus 1.5-3 $2.48
Deluxe (grandfathered) $2.95
Symmetric 384-416 $4.47
Expert Plus 1.5-6 $5.83
If you have made changes to your DSL account as of February 1st whether it be to upgrade.. downgrade or rerate.. the FUSF will apply..
Also for those of you who have upgraded to the new Expert Plus Package for $44.99 you can expect to see the $5.83 charge.. Why you might ask? Well even though the plan is being advertised at 1.5-3 your line is provisioned at 1.5-6.. that is what ASI has your speed set at so thats what you'll be charged.. that means even if your only getting 3.2 down your still provisioned with the 6.0 speed but your line cannot handle the extra speed so you have been set at a lower rate..
heres an explanation as to what the FUSF is:
What is the Federal Universal Service Fee (FUSF)?
The Universal Service Fund charge is a surcharge collected from telecommunications carriers such as Verizon or SBC to support the federal Universal Service Fund. The Fund ensures that schools, libraries, rural hospitals, and other individuals have access to affordable telecommunications service. All communications providers must contribute to the fund based on revenue incurred during the previous year. Most carriers recover their Universal Service Fund charges from their customers in some form. The fee passed through to you depends on the fee assessed to SBC and is along with the services you have ordered. For additional information about this charge, contact the FCC at www.FCC.gov or call them at 1-888-225-5322
One other thing.. The FCC determines the rate in which you will be charged.. each quarter they post what the new rate will be.. SBC has committed to the above listed rates for this year.. if the rate of percentage increases within the year the rate increase will not be passed onto our customers.. however if the rate decreases within the year we will pass along the discounts..
Thanks Only Me!
I called the FCC about the Federal Universal Service Fund and I was told that they charged this fund to you, So, why are you passing the charges onto me? I see your adds on TV all the time and you state the cost to be $24.95 and nothing about the extra Universal Service Fund. Thus, I don't feel I should be charged for it when it is your responsibility, not mine. Gary R. Roy