Remember the days when the USF quarterly rate was below 4%?
We’d have to go back to the fourth quarter of 1999 when the USF rate was below 4%. Nowadays it’s above 17% with no signs of decreasing.
The Universal Service Fund is managed by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC is a non-profit organization that is funded by the USF. The USF aims to promote the availability of quality and affordable communications services to all consumers, schools, libraries, and hospitals (as well as in rural areas).
On March 13, 2012, the FCC announced that the USF rate for the second quarter of 2012 will be 17.4000%. This rate will be in effect for the months of April, May, and June 2012.
While Nextiva’s monthly service rate does not fluctuate, the amount owed for Nextiva’s service can change due to USF fees as well as international calling or toll-free minute usage on your account. Review Nextiva’s Office pricing to see what an average 1, 4, and 8 line business pays for business VoIP service.
For those of you interested in a historical review of the USF fee, broken down by quarter since 1998, review the data below: