On Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that the Fiscal Year 2022 Interstate Telecommunications Service Providers (“ITSP”) and Commercial Mobile Radio Services (“CMRS”) regulatory fee data is available for viewing in the FCC’s CORES system. Providers are encouraged to review their proposed regulatory fees and underlying information as soon as possible. All providers may access their Regulatory Fee information in the Regulatory Fee Manager in CORES, which is a change from the agency’s previous reliance on Fee Filer for this information.
CORES can be accessed at https://apps.fcc.gov/cores/userLogin.do. Providers should navigate to the Regulatory Fee Manager by selecting the “Manage Existing FRNs | FRN Financial | Bills and Fees” option on the main menu, and then selecting “Regulatory Fee Manager.” In the Regulatory Fee Manager, select the “Preview” tab and then select the appropriate FRN from the dropdown list.
Fees for CMRS Providers are determined using the provider’s subscriber count. CMRS providers can view their CMRS Subscriber Count by clicking the “View CMRS Subscriber Count” link in the Regulatory Fee Manager “Preview” tab. This will provide access to the subscriber, porting, and Operating Company Number information. If providers wish to update their subscriber count, they must follow the prompts in CORES to request a revision. After the revision is made, the FCC will review it and either approve or disapprove of the requested revision. Providers have until August 17, 2022 to submit revisions to their subscriber count through CORES. After August 17, 2022, requests for revisions will be handled on a case by case basis.
Fees for ITSP providers are determined using the provider’s latest FCC Form 499-A, which was filed on April 1, 2022. Fees for ITSP providers can be viewed in the Regulatory Fee Manager Preview Tab by clicking the “Preview 2021 ITSP revenues (FY 2022 Fees)” link. The link provides access to the provider’s FCC Form 159-W ITSP Report (Preview) worksheet, which identifies revenue information based on the providers most recent Form 499-A. If the proposed revenue amount is not correct, ITSP Providers must file a revised FCC Form 499-A with USAC as soon as possible.
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