This is a reminder to our clients of the upcoming deadline for filing the FCC Form 499-Q.  All non de minimis telecommunications carriers that provide interstate telecommunications services are required to file an FCC Form 499-Q Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet with the Commission on or before Monday, November 2, 2020 (since November 1 falls on a weekend this year).  Carriers must provide revenue information for July 1 through September 30, 2020 and projections for January 1 through March 31, 2020.

 

As a reminder, the Universal Service Administration Company (“USAC”) made some minor modifications to the Form 499-Q filing requirements.  Interconnected VoIP and CMRS providers that rely on a traffic study to report interstate revenues no longer need to include the traffic study in the quarterly reporting filing.  However, these providers must save a copy of this study to submit them as documentation to report interstate and international jurisdictions on the FCC Form 499-A.

 

The form and filing instructions may be found at: https://www.usac.org/service-providers/contributing-to-the-usf/forms-to-file/.  Additional helpful filing information may be found here: https://www.usac.org/wp-content/uploads/service-providers/documents/training/2020/2020-499Q-webinar-April-final.pdf.

 

Please Contact Us if you have any questions.