The additional charges for Mosaic customers are shown below, including explanations of each charge.
The amounts shown below are based on the highest fee/surcharge rates assessed in your state; your actual fees/surcharges may be less. In addition to the Mosaic charges described below, you will be billed for mandatory taxes and fees imposed by federal, state, and local governments on wireless subscribers.
- Federal Universal Service Fund: 19.6%
- State Universal Service Fund: $1.66 or less
- Police & Fire Protection Fee: $0.75 for 1-10 lines, $0.08 for 11th and additional lines thereafter.
Federal Universal Service Fund Fee
The Federal USF, created by the federal government, is designed to help ensure first-class, affordable telecommunications service for all consumers across the country, especially residents in high-cost rural communities and low-income customers. Additionally, the Federal USF provides for discounted telecommunications services for schools, libraries, and rural health-care facilities. All telecommunications providers are required to pay into the Federal USF, and their contributions may be recovered from customers.
State Universal Service Fund Fee
Certain states have established state Universal Service Funds. The purpose of these state universal service funds is to ensure affordable telecommunications service for all consumers in the state, especially residents in high-cost rural areas and low-income customers. In certain states, all telecommunications providers are required to pay into these funds, and their contributions may be recovered from customers.
Police and Fire Protection Fee
The state of Wisconsin requires wireless carriers to collect a Police and Fire Protection Fee from all customers. This fee is collected by Mosaic and remitted to the State of Wisconsin.