99-639 C.M.R. ch. 101, § 7 - ConnectME FUND

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

A. Assessment. The statutory assessment is imposed on the value of the following:
1. All retail revenues received or collected from communications services provided in Maine.
2. All retail revenues received or collected from mobile communications service providers that voluntarily agree to be assessed by the Authority.
3. Beginning January 1, 2020, a surcharge of 10¢ per line or number permonth is assessed and collected on a monthly basis. If the communications service provider recovers the amount from its customers, it shall identify this surcharge on each customer bill as "ConnectME - Statewide Broadband" and indicate that the funds are collected for use in the ConnectME fund."
B. Additional Funds. Any additional funds the Authority collects pursuant to 35-A M.R.S. Chapter 93 shall be paid into the ConnectME Fund to be used for the purposes authorized by statute and in accordance with this Chapter.
C. Fund Administrator. The Authority will contract with an appropriate independent fiscal agent to serve as the Fund Administrator. The administrator will establish the time and procedures for payment after consultation with the Authority.


99-639 C.M.R. ch. 101, § 7

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