Reminder: FCC Filings Due August 3, 2015

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

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

Please note: As the August 1, 2015 filing due date falls on a Saturday, the reports will be due to the FCC by Monday, August 3, 2015.

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 the 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 the Form 499-Q.  The Form 499-Q filing reporting historical revenue for April 1 through June 30 of 2015 and projected revenues for October 1 through December 31 of 2015 is due to the Universal Service Administrative Company on or before August 3, 2015.

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

Revisions to this Form 499-Q filing must be filed within 45 days of August 1, 2015.

Note - Electronic Filing Required

FCC Form 499-Q filers are required to submit the form electronically through USAC’s E-File system.  In order to submit the form electronically, filers must first obtain an FCC Registration Number, also known as a CORES ID, then register with USAC to access the E-File system.  An officer of the company will be required to log into the E-File system and certify the 499-Q filing before the form can be submitted.

Form 502: North American Numbering Plan Numbering Resource Utilization/Forecast Report 
Section 52.15(f) of the Commission’s rules requires carriers that receive numbers from the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (“NANPA”), pooling administrator, or other carrier, to file the Form 502 to report numbering usage and forecast future numbering resource needs.  Carriers must report on utilization of their current inventory of numbering resources and submit to the NANPA a forecast of the carrier’s yearly numbering resource requirements. Reports reflecting information for the preceding 6-month period ending June 30, 2015 are due to the NANPA by August 3, 2015.  The Form 502 can be found here.
Please be advised that attorneys in Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice Group are 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, as well as with the filing of FCC Form 499-Q.  The group’s attorneys also are experienced in completing and filing the FCC Form 502.

For more information regarding this client advisory, please contact your usual Kelley Drye attorney or any member of the Communications Practice Group.