The FCC Form 477 Broadband Report due date of March 1st is quickly approaching.  The purpose of the report is to provide the FCC with information regarding broadband connections to end-user locations and the data obtained from this form will be used to describe the deployment of broadband infrastructure and competition to provide local telecommunications services.  Form 477 must be submitted by: (i) facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end-user locations; (ii) providers of wired or fixed wireless local exchange telephone service; (iii) providers of interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service; and (iv) facilities-based providers of mobile telephony services.

The data supplied must be current as of December 31, 2015.  Failure to timely file Form 477 reports may result in enforcement action, including monetary penalties.

Form 477 is required to be filed electronically, and the filing can be made using the interface at https://apps2.fcc.gov/form477/login.xhtml.  The user guide for this interface can be accessed here.  You can also find the instruction manual for completing Form 477 here.  In addition, further instructions, tutorials and information on the using the Form 477 electronic filing system are available at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/form-477-resources-filers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the Form 477 filing.