Your First Bill
The basic monthly charge for dial-tone service.
Charges for added services such as caller ID, voice mail, 3-way
calling or unlisted numbers.
Charges from your selected carrier. F&B bills for Lincolnway
Long Distance. Other long distance companies send separate bills.
SUBSCRIBER LINE CHARGE
An FCC authorized charge to cover the costs to connect your home
or business to the telecommunications network. This flat monthly
fee is designed to reduce the access charges paid by long distance
carriers to local companies by making the end-user more directly
responsible for the costs incurred to provide service. The Subscriber
Line Charge results in no additional revenue for local telephone
FEDERAL UNIVERSAL SERVICE CHARGE
Established by the federal
government to provide affordable telecommunications to all Americans
regardless of where they live. The
Federal Universal Service Fund assists with the costs of providing
“affordable” telecommunications service to low-income
individuals and to residents in rural, high-cost areas. In addition,
Congress has expanded the program to help schools, libraries, and
rural health care providers obtain leading-edge services, such as
high-speed Internet connections. All providers of telecom services
contribute to the support of these universal service programs.
A charge mandated by county government to support the 911 system.
Federal, State, Local
Tax rates set by federal, state and county government. 911 charge