FCC Sets 2023 High-Cost Loop Support Amounts for Average Schedule Companies


The Telecommunications Access Policy Division (TAPD) of the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau has issued an Order approving the annual average schedule company high-cost loop support (HCLS) formula modifications submitted by the National Exchange Carrier Association, Inc. (NECA).  NECA’s proposed formula for 2023 projects approximately $6.975 million in HCLS payments to carriers serving 70 average schedule study areas, an increase of 19.7% over the $5.827 million in payments to 71 average schedule study areas in 2022.

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