About the Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee

The Federal Cost Recovery Charge appears on monthly billing statements for Business Voice customers. It includes fees that recover the contributions Techmode is obligated to make to State and Federal funds that support communications services for individuals in high-cost areas, individuals in low-income areas, and disabled individuals.

All telecommunications service providers are required to contribute to the Federal Universal Service Fund. The Universal Service Fund subsidizes programs for schools, libraries, and health care providers. Techmode recovers the cost of these contributions through a surcharge on your bill. These costs may change periodically as the costs imposed on Techmode change.

The Federal Cost Recovery Charge is not a tax, nor is it mandated by any level of government or government agency.