Transport Fee's (Taxes and random telecom fee's)

Carlos Alcantar carlos at
Sat Sep 15 04:46:58 UTC 2012

499 from the fcc for federal as well as any local certs as that is state
to state.  Note once you get your 499 you are required to file with them,
and pay the taxes.  At the end of it you need to start charging your end
users tax's and filing them.

Carlos Alcantar
Race Communications / Race Team Member
1325 Howard Ave. #604, Burlingame, CA. 94010
Phone: +1 415 376 3314 / carlos at /

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Bulk <frnkblk at>
Date: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:07 PM
To: "'A. Pishdadi'" <apishdadi at>, "nanog at"
<nanog at>
Subject: RE: Transport Fee's (Taxes and random telecom fee's)

I believe you don't need to pay FUSC charges if you're not the end-user of
the circuit.


-----Original Message-----
From: A. Pishdadi [mailto:apishdadi at]
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:30 AM
Subject: Transport Fee's (Taxes and random telecom fee's)

Hello Everyone,

We purchase 10Gig waves for transport out of our datacenter and are trying
to figure out why the taxes on the circuits are so much. We are paying
around 60% additional in taxes and fee's on top of the cost of the circuit.
Ofcourse when we were negotiating pricing , it seemed like a great price
until we got our first bill, they forgot to mention that we would be paying
such fees.
It seems like these taxes would be for companies who would be using
transport services for voice, but we are all data. Is there any way to get
a tax exempt status? How come the same fee's do not apply to dark fiber? We
are in process of getting dark fiber to replace the transport circuits but
its going to take quite some time as we have a few more years on some of
contracts. The dark fiber we do have there is no taxes at all. Can anyone
shed any light on this?

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