Update: The FCC has delayed the deadline to May 22, 2020, after pressure from the industry.
In our February 27 e-Lert, we alerted clients of a new one-time filing due April 22 required by all ILECs and other eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) to report the extent to which their networks contain or use potentially “prohibited” equipment or services. JSI is working with NTCA in an industry initiative to have the April 22 filing deadline delayed due to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. NTCA is looking for support and examples from companies as to why the delay is needed. NTCA plans to cite these examples as part of its advocacy efforts.
All companies are required to complete this filing even if they do not have such equipment and services. If your company does not have such equipment and services, you still must report that fact to the FCC. The “prohibited” equipment or services are those provided by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation or their subsidiaries, parents or affiliates.
If your company would like to seek a delay in this requirement, needs assistance, or if you have any questions, please contact a member of our team by clicking the button below.