I believe the rule says if more than x percentage of traffic is interstate then 
USF applies.   If it’s intrastate then it doesn’t apply.   

As far as I am concerned for my intrastate (in state) circuits the traffic is 
coming from my router interface and going to my other router interface.  What 
the ultimate source and destination of those packets are is pretty hard for me 
to determine.   The header I’m looking at says it goes to the other end.


> On Apr 12, 2018, at 4:26 AM, Paul McCall <pa...@pdmnet.net> wrote:
> I am very interested in this question as well.  Looking to understand the 
> rules of which USF taxes is not in place.  We have some fiber leases coming 
> up where I want to structure things properly
> From: Af <af-boun...@afmug.com <mailto:af-boun...@afmug.com>> On Behalf Of 
> Carl Peterson
> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 7:45 PM
> To: af@afmug.com <mailto:af@afmug.com>
> Subject: [AFMUG] USF on interstate wave
> I know this has been covered before...  Got hit with a pretty substantial USF 
> surcharge on a wave by Centurylink even after getting all taxes and fees 
> estimated ahead of time by Level3.  USF wasn't in there but now they are 
> saying pound sand.   
> This is a wave between data centers.  Just used for internet.  We don't sell 
> VOIP.  
> Is there a way out of this?  Is USF appropriate on a wave with no phone 
> service is involved?  Its kind of crazy at 21% 

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