Telecommunication Provider Assessments

Telecommunications Provider Assessments​

All telecommunications providers are assessed for Commission expenses, universal service funding and other expenses.  These assessments are based on the revenues reported  in the telecommunications  provider annual questionnaire.  To develop the assessment rate, the Commission divides the revenue needed by the total revenues for all utilities.  This results in an assessment rate.  Individual company assessments are calculated by multiplying that assessment rate by the company’s revenues. 

Further information on Universal Service Fund assessments can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions on Assessment of Telecommunications Providers

Questions and Answers Concerning Assessments & Fees Applicable to Telecommunications Providers Levied by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin


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 Revenue is; the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions website is: ​