Taxes and Surcharges

TV – Additional Fees:

  • Rebroadcast Fees: Currently set at $1.50. This fee is used to recovery the increases that local broadcast stations (ABC, NBC, King, Kong, Fox, etc) imposed on cable tv providers to provide their signals. These fees are increased every year.
  • Franchise Fees:~6% depending on area and subject to change based on pass through fees charged to us by our Counties and Cities
  • Surcharges / Other Fees: ~5% and includes recovery fees for doing business in Washington State (~1.75%), FCC recovery fees (~2% our estimated costs per subscriber to do FCC filings and paperwork as mandated by the FCC / Government), and other surcharges (~1.25% our estimated costs for internet infrastructure fees)

Internet – Additional Fees:

  • Franchise Fees: ~6% depending on area and subject to change based on pass through fees charged to us by our Counties and Cities
  • CBRS Licensing Fees: ~6% to cover direct and soft costs related to the usage of CBRS spectrum (CBRS SAS fees is $3.00 per subscriber and the remaining amount is used to cover software and other infrastructure related fees to run in the CBRS spectrum)
  • Surcharges / Other Fees: ~5% and includes recovery fees for doing business in Washington State (~1.75%), FCC recovery fees (~2% our estimated costs per subscriber to do FCC filings and paperwork as mandated by the FCC / Government), and other surcharges (~1.25% our estimated costs for internet infrastructure fees)

VoIP (Telephone) – Fees:

  • Sales Tax: Most VoIP (Telephone) services are subject to state and local sales taxes
  • E911: State law mandated fees to cover costs of local jurisdictions providing 911 emergency response services
  • USF: FCC regulated charges to make phone services more affordable for everyone
  • Additional Fees
  • Franchise Fees: ~6% depending on area and subject to change based on pass through fees charged to us by our Counties and Cities
  • Surcharges / Other Fees: ~5% and includes recovery fees for doing business in Washington State (~1.75%), FCC recovery fees (~2% our estimated costs per subscriber to do FCC filings and paperwork as mandated by the FCC / Government), and other surcharges (~1.25% our estimated costs for internet infrastructure fees)

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