Public Telephone Surcharge
A surcharge is applicable to all interstate, intrastate, and international calls that originate form any domestic pay telephone used to access Cox services. This surcharge, which is in addition to applicable usage charges and service charges associated with Cox Service, applies for the use of the instrument used to access Cox service and is unrelated to the Cox service and is unrelated to the Cox service accessed from the pay telephone.
Pay telephones include coin-operated and coin-less phones owned by local telephone companies, independent companies and other interexchange carriers. The Public Pay Telephone Surcharge does not apply to calls placed from pay telephones at which the Customer pays for service by inserting coins during the process of the call.
Rate per Call $0.52
Universal Fund Fee
Pursuant to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as implemented by the FCC, effective January 1, 1998, Cox is required to pay into a federally-mandated "Universal Service Fund" by means of "contribution factors" to be assessed on interstate and international revenues. The Universal Service Fund provides federally subsidized affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services for schools, libraries, and rural health care facilities which meet specific eligibility standards, as well as provide support to specific federal "Lifeline," "Link-Up," and High Cost Fund" programs used to subsidize local telephone service.
In accordance with FCC guidelines set forth in Order No. 157, Cox has elected to pass-through these Universal Service Fund costs to all retail customers. The FCC calculates the contribution factor each quarter, and each quarter, Cox will adjust its surcharge to match the FCC’s rate.
Notice - Carrier Cost Recovery Fee
Effective March 1, 2011, Cox Long Distance residential subscribers will be assessed a monthly Carrier Cost Recovery Fee of $1.49 per line. This fee replaces the Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee. The fee helps recover the costs associated with state-to-state and international connection charges and direct costs incurred by Cox for government imposed charges on long distance service, including Telecommunications Relay Service, FCC Assessment Fee and North American Numbering Plan charges, as well as, additional indirect costs associated with administering and complying with the FCC programs and proceedings. This fee is not a tax or fee assessed by a government agency.
Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee
Cox Long Distance Residential Customers will be assessed a monthly Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee of $0.97 per line. This fee helps recover some of the direct costs incurred by Cox for government imposed charges on long distance service, including Telecommunications Relay Service, FCC Assessment Fee and North American Numbering Plan charges, as well as, additional indirect costs associated with administering and complying with the FCC programs.