The FCC should not fully charge universal service fees to customers whose wireless phones are not their primary phones, officials from the CTIA said in a letter to the Commission, citing recent AT&T and Verizon Wireless proposals.
Such customers represent 40% of all U.S. wireless customers. They should only have to pay partial fees, the industry lobbyist group said.
“Imposing a full numbers-based assessment on wireless prepaid and ‘non-primary’ wireless family-plan customers would result in significant rate shock. The universal service contribution for the typical wireless ‘family plan’ subscriber would almost quadruple,” the CTIA said.
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