Overview: 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.

Completing the Survey

For help, call (202) 418-0940 or email UrbanRateSurvey@fcc.gov.

Results and Data from previous Surveys

Year

Voice Survey

Broadband Survey

2020

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

2019

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

2018

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

2017

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

2016

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

2015

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

2014

Results (Excel)
Methodology (Word)

Staff Report on Possible Methodologies (PDF)
Data (Excel)

Archived data from previous urban rate surveys

 

Calculating the 2020 Broadband Reasonable Comparability Benchmark

Estimating Fixed Broadband Monthly Data Usage for 2017 Usage Allowance


Urban Rate Survey Orders and Public Notices

 

 

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Updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019