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
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 Broadband Reasonable Comparability Benchmark

Completing the Survey

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

Urban Rate Survey Orders and Public Notices



Friday, April 18, 2014 - 12:00am