Taxes collected for City Governments to cover telecommunications equipment, installation, maintenance and more.
Emergency service fee for 911
State-law mandated fee covering the cost of 911 emergency response services. Frontier collects and pays to 911 jurisdictions.
Federal carrier cost recovery charge
Costs associated with various federal regulatory fees and programs.
Federal excise tax
Local telephone service and facilities tax that Frontier collects and pays directly to the IRS.
Federal subscriber line charge
Nationwide FCC-regulated charge to recover portion of costs associated with providing long distance carriers with access to local phone network.
Federal Universal Service Fund (USF) charge
FCC-regulated charge that subsidizes local service to high-cost areas and low-income customers. Monthly, per-line surcharge helps keep local telephone rates affordable.
Gross revenue surcharge
Funds Public Utility Commissions and other state services. Represents each consumer's portion of that tax on revenue.
Internet infrastructure surcharge
Supports maintenance and other costs associated with our network infrastructure and your continued access to high speed Internet service.
Intrastate access charge
State-assessed charge partially reimburses telephone service providers for costs associated with routing their customers' long distance calls.
Road work recovery surcharge
A charge assessed by Frontier that covers a portion of the cost that is spent when government agencies require our network facilities to be relocated. For example, when new roads are established, or highways are widened we’re expected to move our facilities to meet the governmental project’s needs.
Local, state or other sales tax may be applied to your telecommunications charges, as it is for many other types of purchases.
Service provider number portability
Helps recover costs associated with development, implementation and operability of service.
Helps cover the cost Frontier pays to sports networks to deliver professional and collegiate sports programming in each local team’s territory.
Telecommunication relay service, hearing impaired, telecommunications device for deaf
Provides special-needs equipment, facilities and services for the deaf. This includes special phones, hearing devices, Braille pads, network switching equipment and specialized service center customers.
A combination of FCC regulatory charges, broadcast TV surcharges, and local franchise fees may be applied to your video or TV services.
VoIP administrative fee
Frontier imposes an administrative fee to recover some of the government and other fees that we incur for VoIP service.