Effective July 1, 2003, the monthly residential or single-line business Subscriber Line Charge appearing on your bill increases from $6.00 per line to $6.50 per line. The Subscriber Line Charge covers a portion of the costs of the telephone lines connected to your home or place of business. This increase is a direct result of pricing regulations put in place by the Federal Communication Commission. These regulations require local phone companies to lower their access charges to long distance companies, and recover an increased portion of the costs of telephone line connections directly from local service end user customers. This change is mandated by the FCC as part of the MAG plan.