Questions and Answers Concerning Assessments & Fees
Applicable to Telecommunications Providers Levied by the Public Service Commission
- What telecommunications providers are subject to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsinís (Commission) direct and remainder, intrastate telephone relay, and intrastate universal service fund (USF) assessments?
- What revenues are subject to the remainder, intrastate telephone relay, and intrastate USF assessments?
- Why are regulated interstate revenues originating in Wisconsin subject to the remainder and telephone relay assessments?
- Are CMRS revenues (e.g., PCS, cellular, and paging), subject to assessment by the Commission?
- What are the current assessment rates for the remainder, telephone relay, and the four USF assessments?
- What are the current and recent historical remainder, telephone relay, and USF assessment rates?
- Are telecommunications providers allowed to itemize any of the Commissionís assessments on a separate line on their customersí bills?
- Are telecommunications providers allowed to automatically adjust their customersí rates for any of the Commissionís assessments?
- In what form are assessable revenues reported to the Commission?
- How do I view relevant information concerning assessments in the Wisconsin Statutes and/or Wisconsin Administrative Code on the Internet?
- Are revenues from Voice over Internet protocol(VoIP) assessable?
- What method should a cellular mobile radio service provider use to allocate telecommunications revenue to the intrastate jurisdiction?
- Who should I contact if I have further questions concerning telecommunications assessments or fees levied by the Commission?
Note: These questions and answers neither address other assessments (e.g., for
energy and municipal utilities) levied by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
(Commission), nor assessments or fees levied by other state of Wisconsin agencies (e.g.,
Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions).
The Web page address for the Wisconsin
Department of Financial Institutions is:
General questions about this item should be directed to Jeff Richter at (608) 267-9624,
(e-mail: Jeff Richter).