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.

Survey Data and Results

Year Voice Survey Broadband Survey
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 2017 Broadband Reasonable Comparability Benchmark

Estimating Fixed Broadband Monthly Data Usage for 2017 Usage Allowance

Completing the Survey

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


Urban Rate Survey Orders and Public Notices

 

 

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Updated: 
Friday, April 18, 2014