Federal Subscriber Line Charge: The FCC requires that local telecom companies recover some of the costs of the facilities they use to connect your home or business for telecom services through a flat, monthly charge assessed on the bills of all residential and business customers. Commonly referred to as the "subscriber line charge" (SLC) or the "federal subscriber line charge," this charge is part of the FCC's ongoing effort to promote competition in the U.S. telecommunications industry.
The FCC designed the federal SLC as a way to reduce access charges paid by long distance companies but still compensate local telecom companies for the use of their networks to provide access to their customers The FCC's intent is to target customers more directly for these costs.
Centrex Access Lines: A monthly charge from the local phone company to provide Centrex Local Telephone Service. Centrex phone lines are run from the phone company's central office directly to the customer's premises.
Service Provide Number Portability Charge: Telephone number portability is a service that provides residential and business telephone customers with the ability to retain, at the same location, their existing local telephone numbers when switching from one local telephone service provider to another, or where feasible, when you move within the same company's exchange area. This is a fixed, monthly charge through which local telephone companies may recover certain costs of providing long-term number portability service. This charge is set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Support Services: This administrative charge provides support for emergency access from elevators and emergency phones (Code Blue), University switchboard, no cost access to troubleshooting, research and testing of new technologies and the expertise of Business Services working with the vendor to resolve issues.
Telecommunications Dual Party Relay Service (Nebraska relay fund): A charge set by the Nebraska Public Service Commission to provide a statewide network to allow communication between hearing-and speech-impaired customers and individuals without such disabilities.
A charge assessed by the city or county to provide funding to operate emergency service centers.
NE Universal Service: A charge set by the Nebraska Public Service Commission to provide funds to local exchange companies to assist in the provision of services to high-cost customers. This charge is a percentage of the in-state portion of the bill.
Federal Universal Service Fund (USF): The USF helps to make phone service affordable and available to all Americans, including consumers with low incomes, those living in areas where the costs of providing telephone service is high, schools and libraries and rural health care providers. Congress has mandated that all telephone companies providing interstate service must contribute to the USF. Although not required to do so by the government, many carriers choose to pass their contribution costs on to their customers in the form of a line item, often called the "Federal Universal Service Fee" or "Universal Connectivity Fee".