FCC Amends Broadband Consumer Label Template

On July 18, 2023, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released an Order amending Section 8.1(a)(1) of the Commission’s rules to update the template for the recently adopted broadband consumer label.  The revised label template updates the required link to the website for Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”) information and registration: GetInternet.gov (Spanish version: AccedeaInternet.gov).  This is the only modification made to the template.

As a reminder, compliance with the Broadband Consumer Label rules is not yet required.  Though the Broadband Consumer Label Report and Order was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2022, the effective date of the rules mandating that providers create and display the Broadband Consumer Label is delayed until the FCC publishes a future Notice in the Federal Register announcing that OMB has approved the new rules.  Once that Notice of OMB approval is published, large providers (those with more than 100,000 subscriber lines) are required to implement the new label requirements within six months and small providers (those with 100,000 or fewer subscriber lines) are required to implement the new label requirements within one year.

Compliance with the link update will be required the later of:  i) OMB approval of this amendment to 47 CFR § 8.1(a)(1) pursuant to OMB’s non-substantive modification process; or ii) on the same date that the compliance with the Broadband Consumer Label Report and Order is required.

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