Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Surcharge
Imposed by the CPUC to help subsidize the Gwen Moore Fund for Universal Lifeline Telephone Service, it is billed to all customers, Business and Residence. It applies a monthly percentage to each subscriber's intrastate services. Includes recurring and nonrecurring rates and charges:
California Billing Surcharge
Universal Service Fund Surcredit
Inter-exchange Carrier's portion of bill carries surcharge portion covering intrastate service and calls carried by carrier. The effective rate as of 7/1/01 is: 1.45%
Universal Service Fund Sur-credit
This fund was established to refund revenue until such time as individual rates for products and services are adjusted. It applies a monthly percentage to all regulated charges for:
Recurring and nonrecurring rates
Service or equipment provided under Pacific Bell's tariffs
Applies to resellers for local competition
The temporary effective rebate rate from 2/1/02 to 4/30/02 had been 29.143% and as of 5/1/02 is zero percent.
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