Reminder: FCC Filings Due September 2011

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

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

Form 477: Local Competition and Broadband Report
The Local Competition and Broadband Report, containing data as of June 30, 2011, must be filed by September 1, 2011 by entities and their affiliates that:

(1) provide one or more facilities-based broadband (i.e., faster than 200 kbps, in at least one direction) connections to end user locations over wired last mile” facilities (or the wireless equivalent) that the entity owns or equips as broadband and the end user receives broadband Internet-access service (from the entity or from any other ISP) over that connection; or

(2) are ILECs or CLECs and provide local exchange service to one or more end user customers; or

(3) are facilities-based providers of mobile telephony services and serve one or more mobile telephony subscribers; or

(4) are interconnected voice over Internet protocol (“VoIP”) service providers, providing interconnected VoIP service to one or more subscribers in a state.

REVISED Form 499-Q Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet
Carriers required to contribute to universal service support mechanisms must report their actual and projected end user and wholesale revenues for each calendar quarter by Filing Form 499Q on a quarterly basis. Any revisions to a carrier’s August 1, 2011 Form 499-Q filing are due to USAC by September 15, 2011.

Please be advised that attorneys in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Communications practice group are experienced in addressing Federal Communications Commission reporting issues and are able to assist clients in filing the 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.