Each year, the FCC conducts a survey of the fixed voice and broadband service rates offered to consumers in urban areas. The FCC uses the survey data to determine the local voice rate floor and reasonable comparability benchmarks for fixed voice and broadband rates for universal service purposes in accordance with the November 2011 USF/ICC Transformation Order.
Calculating the Broadband Reasonable Comparability Benchmark
Survey Data and Results
Completing the Survey
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Instructions for Completing the Survey
- Finding a Census Tract for the Survey
- Reset an FRN Password
For more information on the survey, call (202) 418-0940 or send an email to UrbanRateSurvey@fcc.gov.
Orders and Public Notices
Wireline Competition Bureau Seeks Comment on Proposed Urban Rate Survey and Issues Relating to Reasonable Comparability Benchmarks and the Local Rate Floor
Public Notice (DA 12-1199): Word | PDF | Text
Archived Data from Previous Urban Rate Surveys
Contains residential and business rates for local voice service in 95 cities. Data are in delimited ASCII format.Updated: April 18, 2014