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Universal Service Charge
Colorado High Cost Support Mechanism Worksheet
Who must file?
Colorado High Cost Support Mechanism Rules
723-2-2840. High Cost Support Mechanism and High Cost Administration Fund
Requirements are at Rule 2846. Contributors; Reporting Requirements; Rate Element Calculation; Application of Rate Element to Customer Billings; and Remittance of Contributions
The Purpose: Providing Universal Basic Service
In order to accomplish the goal of universal basic service, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission was directed to create a system of support mechanisms to assist in the provision of basic service in high-cost areas (§40-15-502(5)(a) Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.)) Specifically, the Colorado High Cost Fund (CHCF) was created under §40-15-208 C.R.S. with the Commission designated as its administrator.
See High Cost Support Mechanism and High Cost Administration Fund, rules 2840. ff. which require all telecommunications service providers that provide Colorado intrastate telecommunications services to contribute to the Colorado High Cost Fund based on their proportionate share of end-user telecommunications revenues.
Effective July 1, 1998, Senate Bill 98-177 amended §§ 40-15-208 and 40-15-502(5) and required significant changes to the existing high cost fund program previously adopted by the Commission.
John T. Scott