USF Intrastate Assessment for Telecommunications Providers

The Public Service Commission is responsible for the policies and procedures of the Universal Service Fund. The Fund was established under the 1993 Wisconsin Act 496 to ensure that all state residents receive essential telecommunication services and have access to advanced telecommunication capabilities. Universal Service Fund programs created by the Public Service Commission have been developed to address telecommunication needs for low-income customers, high rate areas of the state, customers with disabilities, non-profit groups and medical clinics and public health agencies.

State USF Recovery Amounts on Customer Bills 

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

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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: ​