Sprint Seeks to Add 93 Cents to Customers' Bills for Hurricane Costs

Sprint wants to charge its two million Florida customers an extra 93 cents a month each to pay for damage from last year's unprecedented four hurricanes.

Sprint has filed a petition with the Public Service Commission, asking to put the charge on bills over the next two years to collect more than $30 million. The company says that's just a fraction of the $148 million it lost when its lines and facilities were damaged by the hurricanes.

Sprint provides local and long distance services in Marianna, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Crestview, South Walton, Tallahassee and other areas of northwest Florida.

It's the first phone company in Florida to seek to recover costs incurred because of last year's hurricanes.