In the July newsletter, we highlight our latest South Slope Cares endeavor, Careers on Wheels. In the Community Spotlight we share some exciting stats on North Liberty and the upcoming Blues & BBQ event on July 12. In the Cooking Corner, we are getting ready for the 4th of July with an American Flag fruit pizza. Rounding out the newsletter we share some information on the National Yellow Page Opt Out program, our Kirkwood interns, and my.southslope.com.
Notice to all customers:
South Slope would like to add further clarification to the following July bill message: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a change to the Federal Universal Service Charge (FUSC) from 16.6% to 15.7% to become effective July 1, 2014.
The Universal Service Fee was created by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Money collected through the fee by South Slope is contributed to the Universal Service Fund and the amount that must be collected is set by the FCC. The FCC changes both the USF percentage and the base rate which dictates whether your fee goes up or down. Although the percentage in July of 2014 decreased, the base rate increased which may have led to an increase of your bill. The fund helps schools, libraries, rural health care providers, and telephone companies that operate in high cost areas.
We hope this additional information helps address any questions you may have. Please contact our office at 319-626-2211 if you would like to learn more about the Universal Service Fund. We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing South Slope.
Notice to ILEC customers (Amana, Ely, Fairfax, Newhall, North Liberty, Norway, Shueyville, Swisher, Watkins, and Walford service areas):
The Access Recovery Charge (ARC) is a monthly charge designed to recover increased network costs used to provide service to customers. The National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA) issued a revised tariff to increase the ARC effective July 1, 2014, and South Slope is required to implement NECA’s increased rate due to participating in NECA’s tariff established under FCC rules. Copies of the tariff revisions and supporting documentation may be viewed at our office. South Slope reserves the right to add, change, or delete the ARC upon notice to the customers.
Notice to CLEC customers (Oxford, Solon, Tiffin, Coralville, and Cedar Rapids service areas):
The Regulatory Recovery Fee (RRF) is a monthly recurring charge designed to recover part of the regulatory costs associated with providing voice service(s) to our customers, and the RRF monthly charge has increased effective July 1, 2014. South Slope is permitted by law to recover these costs from its subscribers due to recent reductions that the FCC has made to access rates; however, the RRF is not government mandated. South Slope reserves the right to add, change, or delete the RRF upon notice to the customers.