This is a reminder of the upcoming deadline for filing FCC Form 499-A and its supporting documentation on April 1, 2019. The Commission requires all telecommunications carriers and certain other providers of telecommunications services (including Voice over Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) service providers) to report each year on the revenues they receive from offering service. The Commission uses this information to calculate required contributions to the universal service support fund (“USF”), the telecommunications relay services support mechanism (“TRS”), the cost recovery mechanism for numbering administration (“NANPA”), and the cost recovery mechanism for shared costs of long-term number portability (“LNP”). Carriers must provide annual revenue breakdown information for the 2018 calendar year.

The 2019 version of the form and its instructions can be accessed here. As a reminder, the Form 499-A must now be filed electronically. For more information please see the FCC Public Notice and the USAC user guide.

If would like our assistance in filing this form with the Commission, please let us know as soon as possible, and in any event prior to the close of business on Wednesday, March 20.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.