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New York State
Universal Service Fund
Update on Third Assessment
For Funding Year 2016


The New York State Universal Service Fund (NYSUSF) was established pursuant to the New York Public Service Commission’s (NYPSC) Order Adopting Phase II Joint Proposal, issued and effective August 17, 2012 in case 09-M-0527 (the Order). The NYSUSF was established in order to help ensure that affordable basic local residential telephone service is universally available throughout the state of New York.

In accordance with the Order, the NYSUSF was established for a term of four years, beginning January 1, 2013. You can view the entire Order establishing the NYSUSF on the New York Public Service Commission website:

http://www.dps.ny.gov/

Click on “Universal Service Fund”

The Order specifies that an amount up to four million dollars ($4 M ) may be assessed amongst the NYSUSF contributors in 2016. You are receiving this notice because, based on the guidance included in the Order, your company has been determined to be a contributor to the NYSUSF.

It has been determined that the 2016 assessment will be billed at a maximum of four installments. The third installment will be billed in the amount of five hundred thousand dollars. Your pro-rata portion of this five hundred thousand dollar assessment will be based on the assessment methodology detailed within the Order.

The third installment for 2016 invoices will be billed on or about 09/10/2016 with payments due no later than 10/15/2016.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact NYSUSF staff at (518) 443-2808.








The Targeted Accessibility Fund of New York, Incorporated (TAF) was established by the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) in 1998 as a mechanism to ensure the proper funding by the telecommunications carriers of various targeted programs as defined by the PSC. The programs identified were Lifeline, emergency services E911, Public Interest Pay Phones, and the Telecommunications Relay System. TAF funding for these programs were developed on an explicit, competitive basis and is adminis trated by the New York Intrastate Access Settlement Pool, Inc.

It is required, by regulation, that all certified telecommunication carriers doing business in New York State participate in TAF. It is the responsibility of each carrier to contact TAF for the assignment of a TAF identification number. This web site provides each company with the required information to participate and stay in compliance with the New York State Public Service Regulations. It is encouraged to contact TAF Staff who would be happy to provide you any guidance in complying with the TAF requirements.

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September reporting dates
Monthly reporting due
09/23/2016
Invoices mailed
10/03/2016
Payments due to TAF
10/24/2016
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For payment inquiries please contact the TAF Staff
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TAF phone:
518 443-2808
TAF fax:
518 443-2809

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