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Beginning April 1, 2015, the (my state) Universal Service Fee will increase from 0.4034 percent to 0.46835 percent. This surcharge appears in the "Verizon Wireless' Surcharges" section of your bill. This surcharge is our charge, not a tax, and is subject to change.

Can someone please explain to me the purpose of that charge if its not a tax?  I came across it on Page 7 of my bill.

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From the FCC, this charge is defined as:

Carrier Universal Service Charge:

Because telephones provide a vital link to emergency services, to government services and to surrounding communities, it has been our nation's policy to promote telephone service to all households since this service began in the 1930s. The USF helps to make phone service affordable and available to all Americans, including consumers with low incomes, those living in areas where the costs of providing telephone service is high, schools and libraries and rural health care providers. Congress has mandated that all telephone companies providing interstate service must contribute to the USF. Although not required to do so by the government, many carriers choose to pass their contribution costs on to their customers in the form of a line item, often called the "Federal Universal Service Fee" or "Universal Connectivity Fee".

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From the FCC, this charge is defined as:

Carrier Universal Service Charge:

Because telephones provide a vital link to emergency services, to government services and to surrounding communities, it has been our nation's policy to promote telephone service to all households since this service began in the 1930s. The USF helps to make phone service affordable and available to all Americans, including consumers with low incomes, those living in areas where the costs of providing telephone service is high, schools and libraries and rural health care providers. Congress has mandated that all telephone companies providing interstate service must contribute to the USF. Although not required to do so by the government, many carriers choose to pass their contribution costs on to their customers in the form of a line item, often called the "Federal Universal Service Fee" or "Universal Connectivity Fee".

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