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|
|Staff Report on Possible Methodologies (PDF)
Calculating the Broadband Reasonable Comparability Benchmark
Completing the Survey
- Urban Rate Survey Data Collection Site
- Instructions (PDF) (open in Chrome)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Find a Census Tract for the Survey (PDF)
- Reset an FRN Password
For help, call (202) 418-0940 or email UrbanRateSurvey@fcc.gov.