The FCC’s Form 477 filing system is open to accept data as of June 30, 2016, which must be filed by September 1. Form 477, Local Telephone Competition and Broadband reporting, is a required filing for:
- Facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end-user locations
- Wired or fixed-wireless local exchange telephone service providers
- Interconnected VoIP service providers
- Facilities-based providers of mobile telephony and mobile broadband service
Because the FCC uses Form 477 data to implement policy, it is especially important that your broadband deployment data be an accurate representation of where you have facilities in place to provision broadband and the maximum speeds you can deliver for each census block.
For assistance with Form 477 reporting, contact Marty Kluh in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7590.
Source: JSI e-Lert