Public Notice TA16-998 AUSAC:
2014 Alaska Universal Service Fund Surcharge -


The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (Commission) gives notice of TA16-998, a tariff revision filed by the Alaska Universal Service Administrative Company (AUSAC), the entity selected by the Commission to administer the Alaska Universal Service Fund (AUSF).  AUSAC proposes a 2014 AUSF Surcharge Factor equaling 9.2% of customer intrastate revenues for telecommunications carriers, effective January 1, 2014. This represents a 0.1% decrease from the currently approved surcharge factor of 9.3%. The surcharge is calculated to allow sufficient funding for the AUSF, including administrative costs, Carrier of Last Resort support, Common Carrier Line support, support of local exchange company switching equipment, state Lifeline support, and Public Interest Pay Telephone support, and AUSAC’s operating budget for 2014.

Date Issued: 10/4/2013