FCC Line Charge
The FCC line charge is an FCC regulated fee that you pay to your local phone company to connect you to the telephone network. This fee permits the local phone company to recover some of the costs of installation and maintenance of the telephone wire, poles and other facilities that link your business or home to the network.
End User Common Line Charge
The End User Common Line Charge is a federally regulated monthly service charge to enable the local exchange company to recover some of the costs of the telephone line or trunk connected to the customer’s premises. The End User Access Charge is a monthly, flat-rated charge assessed to end users for each local exchange service line or trunk. The End User Access Charge will be based on a monthly snapshot of end user accounts. No fractional debits or credits will be issued.
Local Connectivity Fee (LCF)
The Local Connectivity Fee (LCF) is a monthly surcharge assessed to end users to offset the cost of Local Number Portability. Local Number Portability allows, where facilities permit: (1) a local exchange telephone service customer to maintain the same Directory Number (DN) when changing from one telecommunications service provider to another while remaining at the same location; and (2) callers to complete calls to numbers that have been ported. The monthly LCF surcharge is assessed, as determined by the Company, to all end users or resellers of local exchange service. The monthly LCF surcharge is assessed, as determined by the Company, to all end users or resellers of local exchange service. The LCF surcharge is assessed on a per line basis except as set forth following:
- (1) When a customer is provided Integrated Services Digital Network-Primary Rate Interface (ISDN-PRI) that permits the provision of up to 24 voice-grade equivalent channels over a single T-1 facility, the LCF Surcharge for ISDN-PRI is assessed per T-1 facility;
- (2) When a customer is provided PBX Service, the LCF Surcharge is assessed per PBX trunk;
- (3) The LCF Surcharge is not assessed to Lifeline customers.
Regulatory Administrative Fee (RAF)
The Regulatory Administrative Fee (RAF) is a monthly charge per line assessed to the end user for costs associated with regulatory proceedings and filings, compliance with regulatory orders and mandates, and administration of federally mandated taxes and surcharges.
Carrier Cost Recovery Surcharge (CCRS)
The Carrier Cost Recovery Surcharge (CCRS) is a regulated monthly charge per line assessed to the end user for carrier access charges and expenses.
National Access Fee (NAF)
The National Access Fee (NAF) is an FCC regulated fee that is assessed to recover the Spectrotel’s costs of access to various local exchange carrier networks nationwide. Spectrotel will assess the NAF through a flat-rated, monthly end-user charge assessed per each local exchange service line or trunk. For end users who have chosen Spectrotel as a presubscribed interexchange carrier, the Company will assess the NAF based on line type as described. Spectrotel will make every effort to determine Customer line type in order to assess NAF. As Spectrotel may not have information regarding customer line type, the Customer is ultimately responsible for ensuring the Company is aware of the pertinent line type for NAF assessment purposes. NAF does not apply to customers who purchase services via a wholesale offering and resell those services for their use.