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52 Pa. Code § 63.165. Calculation of contributions.

§ 63.165. Calculation of contributions.

 (a)  Contributing telecommunications providers shall submit an affidavit to the administrator by March 31 of each year, identifying the provider’s total intrastate end-user telecommunications retail revenue for the previous calendar year. A copy shall be served upon the Commission.

 (b)  In determining the annual assessment rate, the administrator will utilize the following calculation:

 W + X + Y + Z x B = C
 A 12

 W = Increase in funding requirement due to growth in access lines of recipient carriers. W equals the access line growth percentage for each recipient carrier multiplied by each recipient carriers’ prior year net support (prior year funding minus prior year payment). The individual recipient carriers’ required fund increases are totaled to yield W. W = ALG x (PYF-PYP).

 X = Prior year’s size of fund minus the estimated surplus from the prior year or plus any shortfall from the prior year.

 Y = Surcharge for uncollectables is 1% times (X + W).

 Z = Commission approved administrative and auditing expenses.

 A = Aggregate Statewide end-user intraState retail revenue of all contributing telecommunications providers for the previous calendar year.

 B = Individual contributing telecommunications provider’s end-user intra-state retail revenue for the prior calendar year.

 C = Individual contributing telecommunications provider’s monthly contribution.

 (c)  To the extent the funding received from providers in any 1 year exceeds the disbursements required for the Fund plus the cost of administering the Fund (including 1% of the total size of the Fund to cover delinquent accounts and contingencies), the excess shall remain in the Fund, and the subsequent year’s Fund size reduced by that surplus.

Cross References

   This section cited in 52 Pa. Code §  63.162 (relating to definitions); 52 Pa. Code §  63.163 (relating to universal service fund administration); and 52 Pa. Code §  63.169 (relating to collection of universal service fund contributions).

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