SAN ANTONIO – The Public Utility Commission of Texas adopted a rate hike in July, so some Texans are seeing an increase in their phone bills this month.
The Texas Universal Service Fund surcharge went up from 3.3% to 24%. The move to raise the rate came after a court concluded that the PUC needed $200 million to restore overdue funds to the Universal Service Fund.
The fund is kept so that people who live in rural areas can have access to emergency services through 911 and phone service.
The fee took effect on Aug. 1, so many people saw the price change in September. Take our 5-question survey below to share your experience.
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