Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) Rate Change Effective October 1, 2015

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 October 1, 2015, there has been a decline in the FUSC surcharge factor from 17.1% to 16.7%.

For residential telephone customers and single-line business subscribers, the FUSC charge will decrease

from $1.27 to $1.24. Multi-line telephone business subscribers will also notice a decrease on their bill

from $1.78 to $1.74 per line. PBX lines rates are decreasing from $2.36 to $2.31 per line.

Customers with questions regarding this notice should contact the Innovative Business Office at 340-

779-9999. Innovative’s Business Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to

12:00 p.m. on Saturdays.