Telecommunications Carriers

Telecommunications Carriers receive invoices, July through June, for their share of the annual budget of the Interstate TRS Fund. The assessments are calculated and invoiced based on information provided to, or estimated by, the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) Form 499-A annually by April 1st. Contact, revenue, and other information provided on the form is provided monthly to RolkaLoube to account for any updates, assessments are calculated, and invoices due to the Interstate TRS Fund are sent out by email, unless an email address is not provided on the Alternative Billing Arrangements Form, Form 499-A line 208, 208.1, or 212. The email contains instructions explaining how to make a payment through RolkaLoube’s invoice and payment portal. Carriers receive an introductory message prior to this email as well. If you have any questions, please visit our TRS FAQs page.

Starting with the 2020-2021 program year, the fund will calculate the Carrier Contribution Factor applicable to assessments invoiced July 2020 – June 2021 based on two factors (factor one to cover non-IPCTS related costs and the second factor to cover IPCTS related costs). The rates are as follows:

  • 0.01360 covering non-IPCTS related costs to the TRS Fund (based on line 514b of Form 499A)
  • 0.00962 covering IPCTS related costs to the TRS Fund (based on line 514a of Form 499A)

The Carrier Contribution Factor applicable to assessments invoiced July 2019 – June 2020 is 0.02779 per FCC Order DA-19-607

The Carrier Contribution Factor applicable to assessments invoiced July 2018 – June 2019 is 0.02801 per FCC Order DA-18-680.

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