Federal Subscriber Line: Why is Sonic charging $6.50 for Federal Subscriber Line? I thought Sonic wants to help customers lower phone/internet costs. It looks like this fee is enacted by Sonic and Sonic has control over the fee amount. Why can’t Sonic lower this fee as it’s outrageous? For those that ask, you could give us a monthly credit to cover this outrageous fee. The maximum a company is allowed to charge is $6.50 and that is what Sonic is charging….not really cool in my eyes. Even AT&T didn’t charge the maximum…their fee was $4.47.
According to FCC: The Subscriber Line Charge is a fee that you pay to your local phone company that connects you to the telephone network. Local telephone companies recover some of the costs of telephone lines connected to your home or business through this monthly charge on your local telephone bill.. It is not a tax or a fee charged by the government. The money received from the subscriber line charge goes directly to local telephone companies.