be administered in accordance with this section.<br><br> The fund shall be administered by the commission. All telecommunications companies shall contribute to the universal service fund. The dates for contributions to the fund and disbursements from the fund shall be set by the commission, after notice and opportunity for hearing, as necessary to accomplish the objectives of the fund as specified in subsections (c) and (d) of this section.<br><br> The costs of administering the fund may be included in determining required contributions. Page -2- (b) The commission shall after notice and opportunity for hearing, designate the method by which the contributions shall be calculated, collected and distributed. The commission shall authorize an additional monthly charge to customers, in the amount specified by the commission, to recover each contributor's required payment to the universal service fund.<br><br> Any charge related to mobile telecommunications service shall only apply if the customer's place of primary use is in this state as provided by the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act, 4 U.S.C. 116 to 126. The provisions of the Mobile Telecommunications Sourcing Act shall apply to this subsection.<br><br> (c) The commission shall administer the monies in the universal service fund to assist only those customers of telecommunications companies located in areas of this state with relatively high rates for essential services. The commission, after notice and opportunity for hearing, shall determine a reasonable amount and a fair method of distributing monies. The commission may authorize a credit to customer bills, in the amount specified by the commission, to reflect distributions received by the local exchange company from the universal service fund.<br><br> The commission shall ensure that the method shall promote the emergence of competition in providing local exchange service. (d) In accordance with the method of distribution determined by the commission, a telecommunications company shall receive funds under this section to the extent that its essential local exchange service prices, after consideration of any contributions from the federal universal service fund, exceed one hundred thirty percent (130%) of the weighted statewide average essential local exchange service prices. (e) The operation of the universal service fund may be suspended by the commission, based upon a public interest finding, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, that the fund is not then serving its intended purpose.<br><br> (f) The commission's decisions under this section shall be subject to the provisions of the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act.