In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the FCC announced that the September 1st deadline to submit the FCC Form 477, Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting, filing for data as of June 30, 2021 has been extended to Wednesday, September 15.
For filers affected by Hurricane Ida, specifically in areas of Louisiana and Mississippi where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated eligible for Individual or Public Assistance for federal disaster relief as of September 3rd, the FCC announced the new deadline is October 1, 2021. Those entities that operate facilities or rely on personnel, records, or financial institutions essential to their business operations which are located in the FEMA designated parishes of Louisiana or the counties of Mississippi, are eligible for the October 1st deadline.
You must file this report if you provide:
- Fixed Voice Service – This applies to all ILEC and CLEC local exchange, VoIP, and fixed wireless with end users in service.
- Facilities-Based Fixed Broadband Service -This applies to providers who own last-mile facilities (or the rights to those facilities) with end users in service.
- Facilities-Based Mobile Wireless Voice and Broadband Service – This applies to providers who own the wireless license (or the rights to the license) with end users in service.
In the meantime, JSI can assist with your Form 477 reporting including preparation of the upload files and developing good broadband deployment data. If you have any questions about the Form 477 requirements or need assistance with your filing, please contact Kim Waldvogel in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.