Reminder: FCC Filing Due November 1, 2018

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

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

Form 499-Q Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet

Carriers providing interstate and international telecommunications that are required to contribute to federal universal service support mechanisms must report their historical end user and wholesale revenues and projected end user revenues for each calendar quarter by filing Form 499-Q on a quarterly basis.  The November Form 499-Q filing provides historical revenue data for July 1 through September 30 of the current year and projected data for January 1 through March 31 of the coming year.  Providers of interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol service and commercial mobile radio service that rely upon traffic studies to report their revenues on the Form 499-Q must submit the traffic studies to the FCC.

The Form 499-Q filing is due to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) by November 1, 2018.  Filers are required to submit the form electronically through USAC’s E-File system

Note that the FCC actively enforces the Form 499-Q filing and accompanying Universal Service Fund (USF) contribution requirement, and may impose monetary penalties for failure to file or make timely USF contributions.

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 the reports.  For more information regarding this client advisory, 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.