Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Verizon FIOS v. Cablevision Optimum "tax" & fees, especially for voice service.

It's got to be public servants sticking it to semi-monopoly Verizon. The difference is stark, especially for voice service.

Comparison of "tax" & fees for current Verizon FIOS and that for Cablevision Optimum 7/16/16:

Verizon Surcharges & Fees What is this?voiceVerizonOptimum
NY Universal Service Fund$0.12taxes and fees$4.03
NY State and Local Tax Surcharges$1.87Phone
Federal Universal Service Fee$3.15$3.15NY Excise Taxes$0.74
Federal Subscriber Line Charge$7.75$7.75Sales Tax$1.35
VLD Carrier Cost Recovery Charge$1.54?Verizon Long DistanceE-911 Fee$0.35
VLD Long Distance Administrative Charge$0.91?Verizon Long DistanceFederal Universal Service Fund$0.47
Video Franchise Fee$6.83Total Taxes & Fees$6.94
Regulatory Recovery Fee - Federal$0.08
PEG Grant Fee$1.00
Regional Sports Network Fee$2.91
Fios TV Broadcast Fee$1.75
NY Municipal Construction Surcharge$1.35

Tax, etc. on land lines: "Verizon Surcharges and Other Charges & Credits SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014

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