All eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) are reminded to submit and certify their FCC Form 555, the annual Lifeline ETC certification form, by January 31, 2022, through the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) E-File system.
Although most states are using the Lifeline National Verifier, if an ETC conducted any recertifications, it is still responsible for reporting the results of such recertifications on Form 555. Further, because Form 555 contains required certifications of compliance with Lifeline rules, all ETCs must submit the form even if they did not conduct any recertifications.
JSI is available to assist you by filing Form 555 through E-File or by guiding you through the process, depending on your needs. If you would like JSI to submit Form 555 in E-File, your company officer or general contact must create an account to designate a JSI employee as an Authorized Agent through the USAC website. ETCs must also file Form 555 at the FCC, or state commissions and tribal governments where applicable. JSI can also assist you with these filings.
If you have any questions or you would like JSI’s help with this reporting obligation, please contact Lans Chase in JSI’s Georgia office at 770-569-2105, Diana Zake in JSI’s Texas office at 512-338-0473, or Kim Waldvogel in JSI’s Maryland office at 301-459-7950.