Here's a list of the common fees on your Comcast bill, along with an explanation of each.
Regulatory Recovery Fee
These monthly component fees are based on access line, subscriber or usage. They help defray the costs of complying with state regulations (such as telecom relay services for the visually/hearing impaired).
Universal Connectivity Charge (or Federal Universal Service Fund)
This fee is a percentage of interstate and international revenues. It supports a federal fund that ensures the availability of affordable communications services to low income and rural customers (as well as eligible schools, libraries and health care providers).
State and Local 911 Tax
This monthly tax is tallied by access line, telephone number, account, or usage. It helps states and localities fund the 911 and E911 systems, along with other emergency services.
Federal Excise Tax
This 3% tax is imposed by the federal government.
State and Local Sales Tax
This tax is owed to the state or local government by subscribers.
Gross Receipts Taxes; State and Local Utility Taxes
These taxes are levied on service providers; the cost is passed on to subscribers.
State Communications Services Tax
We collect this money on behalf of the state.
Local Communications Services Tax
The rate for this tax varies; we collect it on behalf of the state.