The statutory assessment is imposed on the value of
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.
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."
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.
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.