Skip to main content

Phone bills are about to go up for some in Texas. Here’s why.

The rate increase will help replenish a state fund to maintain and operate cellphone networks in rural Texas. A court determined the state’s Public Utility Commission needed to restore $200 million in overdue money to the fund.

Cell phone illustration.

Informed voters, strong democracy with your help

Yes, I'll donate today

Explore related story topics

State government Texas Public Utility Commission