This email is a reminder of the upcoming deadline for filing FCC Form 499-A and its supporting documentation on April 1, 2020. The Commission requires all telecommunications carriers and 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 2019 calendar year.

The 2020 version of the form and its instructions can be accessed here. The Universal Service Administrative Company (“USAC”) has made minor changes to the filing process from last year, and we recommend you review the instructions for the E-File process, which can be found here. In addition, USAC recommends that filers first review a template of the form before attempting to file electronically.

For more information please see the FCC Public Notice and the USAC user guide.

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.