The Alaska Universal Service Administrative Company (AUSAC) is a member-based nonprofit corporation. AUSAC is the administrator of the Alaska Universal Service Fund, which was established by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (formerly the Alaska Public Utilities Commission) on December 29, 1998. (Dockets Nos. R-97-5/R-97-6/U-98-168) AUSAC members are companies who provide intrastate telecommunications services in Alaska.
Effective January 1, 2018 AUSF Revised Surcharge Rate 19.0%
Wanda Tankersley (ILEC) – President
Shawn Uschmann (Facility-based IXC with Wholesale Tariff) – Vice President
Andilea Weaver (Wireless Telecom Providers) – Secretary/Treasurer
Robert Dunn (Other Telecom Providers)
Robert Himschoot (ILEC) – Nominated 06/26/18
Rick Hitz (CLEC)
Lisa Phillips (IXC)
TA26-998 LO #L1700543 December 27, 2017 Approves revised 2018 surcharge rate at 19.0% effective January 1, 2018. TA26-998 LO L1700543 122717.pdf
Effective August 1, 2015 the Network Access Fee (NAF) paid by each end user is $5.75
Effective August 1, 2011, most Alaskans will see changes in their phone bills as a result of new regulations supported by the telecommunications industry and adopted by the Regulatory Commission of Alaska in Docket R-08-003. These regulations allow the pricing for telephone calls within Alaska to approach the prices that apply to out-of-state calls. An adjustment to the state universal surcharge that is spread among all types of telecommunication customers is required to implement this long overdue reform.
Long distance rates for calls in Alaska will decline significantly and long distance companies have already introduced instate calling plans with rates and features that closely mirror their most economical interstate plans.
The regulations also provide economic support for rural Carriers of Last Resort. This support will enable local telephone companies, even in the most remote areas of Alaska, to maintain the essential infrastructure that connects customers to the local, wireless, and long distance networks.