FCC 499Q and Geographic Rate Averaging Certificate Filings Due May 2, 2016

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

Please be reminded of the upcoming due date for the Reports listed below:

Note: The following filings ordinarily have May 1 filing deadlines. However, because the filing deadline falls on a weekend, the filings are due on or before May 2, 2016.

Form 499-Q Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet

Carriers and providers of interstate and international telecommunications, including, but not limited to, interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, providers offering interstate telecommunications for a fee on a non-common carrier basis, and payphone providers that are aggregators, are required to file FCC Form 499-Q on a quarterly basis. Carriers and providers must report their actual and projected end user and carrier’s carrier revenues for each calendar quarter by filing Form 499-Q. The Form 499-Q filing reporting historical revenue for January 1 through March 31 of 2016 and projected revenues for July 1 through September 30 of 2016 is due to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) on or before May 2, 2016.

Carriers and providers do not have to submit Form 499-Q if they are not required to contribute directly to the universal service support mechanisms.

Note: Revisions to this Form 499-Q filing must be filed within 45 days of May 1, 2016.

As a reminder, Form 499-Q filers are required to submit the form electronically through USAC’s E-File system, available here.

Section 64.1900 Geographic Rate Averaging Certification

Each non-dominant provider of de-tariffed interstate, domestic, interexchange services must certify that it provides such service in compliance with its geographic rate average and rate integration obligations pursuant to section 254(g) of the Communications Act. The Certification must be signed by an officer of the company and is due to the FCC by May 2, 2016.

Please be advised that attorneys in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Communications Practice Group are experienced in addressing FCC reporting issues and are able to assist clients in filing these reports. They are also experienced in addressing universal service filing and carrier contribution issues and are available to assist clients with determining how to report their revenues for universal service purposes. For further information on any of these filings, please contact your usual Kelley Drye attorney or any member of the Communications Practice Group. For more information on the Communications Practice Group, please click here.