LOL fact check fails again. Fact check does a great job of deceiving people on their answers.
What you're looking for is the Universal Service Fund which was created by the FCC. They have forced providers to pay a "fee" into this to provide low income families with land line and cell phones. The "fee" is then passed on to the end consumer, you and I, as a "fee." The question on fact check was is it a tax? Well i guess not since it's a "fee" passed on to you and I when we get our bill. Symantics I guess
Also the fact check response of, "they have been offering this for over a decade." Well that's true if you look at land line but it's not true if you look at cell service. Cell phones started in 2008 which is a lot less than 10 years. Once again fact check pushing an agenda.
All these damn liberals that believe websites like this without doing their own research really get under my skin.