Carrier Property Tax and Federal Regulatory Recovery Fee

This fee is a combined surcharge meant to cover both Property Tax Allocation and the Federal Regulatory Recovery Fee.

The Carrier Property Tax (also sometimes called the Property Tax Allocation) is applied to interstate and international services, fixed monthly charges, and variable usage fees. Brightspeed applies an allocation charge to customers' monthly bills in order to recover a portion of the property taxes it must pay to provide telecommunications services to businesses and homes around the country.


The Federal Regulatory Recovery fee is a percentage of interstate and international usage. It helps recover the amount paid to the federal government for regulatory costs and telecommunication services for the hearing-impaired.

Other ways it may appear on the bill

This surcharge may appear on the bill as "Prop TX/Reg Fees/USF Admn".

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