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911 Tax

    The E911 charges are imposed by state and/or local government to support the emergency response system for fire and rescue.

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Broadcast TV Fee

    A fee that recovers the costs of retransmitting broadcast television signals.

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Line Charge

    A charge that is designed to recover local telephone companies costs associated with providing long distance carriers with access to local phone networks.

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State Relay Surcharge

    A surcharge on interstate and international telephone services to support the telephone relay system designed for deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired persons.

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Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF)

    A federal surcharge on interstate and international telephone services to recover the costs for the FUSF. This fund ensures the availability of affordable communications services to low income and rural customers, as well as, eligible schools, libraries, and health care providers.

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FCC Fee

    Fees collected annually by the FCC from the cable operators to reimburse the FCC for administrating its regulatory responsibilities under the Communications Act of 1934. The FCC allows cable operators to recover the fee from subscribers in twelve monthly installments.

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Franchise Fee

    A fee paid to a municipality to allow use of the public streets and rights-of-way and operate a cable television system within that municipality. This is an agreement with the town/city and the cable provider.

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Network Access Fee

    A Network Access Fee is a fee to maintain equipment and lines needed to access the internet.

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State of NJ Fee

    A fee based on an assessment percentage charged by the NJ Board of Public Utilities on annual revenue.

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Regulatory User Fee

    The fee defrays regulatory costs incurred in complying with obligations and charges imposed by state commissions and municipalities.

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State and Local Sales Tax

    A tax levied by a state and local governments on the sale of tangible personal property and/or certain services such as telephone or cable.

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State Gross Receipts Tax

    A Pennsylvania tax levied by a state government on all intrastate and interstate telephone services.

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Excise Tax

    A tax levied by government on all intrastate and interstate telephone services.

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