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Reminder: FCC Filing Due November 1, 2017

Form 499-Q Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet Carriers providing interstate and international telecommunications that are required to contribute to federal universal service support mechanisms must report their...more

FCC Grants Temporary Universal Service Fund Relief for Hurricane Victims

On October 6, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s or Commission’s) Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) issued an order temporarily waiving several rules and requirements related to the federal Universal...more

Federal Communications Commission Draft Order Proposes Possible Elimination and Further Streamlining of Section 43.62 Annual...

In advance of its October 24, 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) has released a Draft Report and Order (Draft Order) for Commission consideration that, if adopted, would eliminate the...more

Proposed Fourth Quarter 2017 Universal Service Fund Contribution Factor Jumps – Poised to Hit New High

On September 12, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) Office of the Managing Director (OMD) released a Public Notice proposing a universal service fund (USF) contribution factor of 18.8% for fourth...more

9/19/2017  /  FCC , Universal Service Fund , USAC

Reminder: Quarterly FCC International Reports

FCC Quarterly Section 63.10(c)(2) International Traffic and Revenue Report - All carriers authorized to provide international communications service and classified as dominant must file a quarterly report detailing traffic...more

Annual FCC Regulatory Fees Due September 26, 2017

Annual FCC Regulatory Fees - Most Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) licensees and other regulated entities must pay regulatory fees annually to offset costs associated with the FCC’s enforcement, public...more

Reminder: Network Outage Reporting Obligations for Communications Service Providers

With communications networks still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey and with further network disruptions expected as Hurricane Irma makes landfall, we provide this brief reminder of the network outage reporting...more

UPDATE: August 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Announces Comment Deadlines for Proposed Changes to Broadband Data Collection

On August 24, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) published in the Federal Register its Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) that explores ways to improve the value of data,...more

August 2017 FCC Meeting Recap: FCC Proposes Changes to Broadband Data Collection

At its August Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) voted unanimously in favor of a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“FNPRM”) that explores ways to improve the value of data,...more

E-Alert: ITSPs and CMRS Providers Can Now Review and Revise Annual Regulatory Fee Information; September Payment Deadline Not Yet...

Most Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) licensees and other regulated entities must pay regulatory fees annually to offset costs associated with the FCC’s enforcement, public service, international, policy,...more

International Bureau Reminds Filers – Section 43.62 International Traffic and Revenue Reporting Requirement Temporarily Waived

As we reported in an earlier blog post, on May 1, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission) International Bureau (Bureau) issued an Order temporarily waiving the annual Section 43.62 International Traffic and...more

What to Expect at the FCC’s July 2017 Open Meeting

This is Kelley Drye’s preview of the items under consideration at the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) upcoming monthly Open Meeting, to be held on July 13, 2017. Consistent with the trend since he took over the...more

What to Expect at the FCC’s June 2017 Open Meeting

This is Kelley Drye’s preview of the items under consideration at the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC’s) upcoming monthly Open Meeting, to be held on June 22, 2017. Chairman Ajit Pai continues to schedule a large...more

6/20/2017  /  Broadband , FCC , NPRM , NTIA , Telecommunications

Reminder: Quarterly FCC International Reports Due June 30, 2017

FCC Quarterly Section 63.10(c)(2) International Traffic and Revenue Report - All carriers authorized to provide international communications service and classified as dominant must file a quarterly report detailing traffic...more

Commission Resolves Long-Pending Stratos and Morris USF Contribution-Related Petitions

In orders issued last week, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) continues what appears to be a trend of resolving long-pending universal service fund (USF) contribution issues. The Orders, released May 23,...more

6/5/2017  /  FCC , Universal Service Fund , USAC

International Bureau Temporarily Waives Section 43.62 International Traffic and Revenue Reporting Requirement

By an International Bureau (Bureau) Order (Order) released yesterday that temporarily waives the International Traffic and Revenue Reporting (the Traffic and Revenue Report) requirement, the Federal Communications Commission...more

Federal Communications Commission Seeks Comment on Proposed Elimination and Further Streamlining of Section 43.62 International...

On March 23, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), in IB Docket Nos. 16-131 and 17-55, seeking comment on proposals to eliminate and further...more

Comment Deadlines Set for FCC’s Latest International Reporting Streamlining Rulemaking

As Kelley Drye reported in a post late last month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering eliminating the FCC Rule 43.62(b) annual International Traffic and Revenue reporting obligation and streamlining...more

Wireline Competition Bureau Explains No Presumption of Intrastate or Interstate Jurisdiction for Private Lines; Carriers Must...

By an Order issued late last week, the Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) provided important insight regarding determining the jurisdictional classification of private line revenues. In ruling on long-pending petitions for...more

FCC Proposes Eliminating Annual International Traffic and Revenue Report and Streamlining Annual Circuit Capacity Report

At its March 23, 2017 Open Meeting, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted unanimously to adopt a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on a proposal to reduce certain reporting...more

3/27/2017  /  Comment Period , FCC , NPRM , Telecommunications , VoIP

Annual and Quarterly FCC International Reports Due March 31, 2017

Annual Section 43.62(b) International Circuit Capacity Report - Each year the FCC collects data regarding capacity held on international terrestrial, satellite and submarine cable facilities, the status of the circuits,...more

Reminder: FCC Form 499-A Worksheet and Annual Accessibility Recordkeeping Compliance Certification Filings Due April 3, 2017

Form 499-A Annual Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet - All intrastate, interstate and international providers of telecommunications within the United States, including, but not limited to, VoIP providers,...more

UPDATE: FCC Announces New Form 477 Deadline is March 24, 2017

On March 7, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Public Notice announcing that the Form 477 filing interface has been reopened and the new deadline to submit the form this year is Friday, March 24, 2017. The...more

UPDATE: FCC Extends Form 477 Deadline Due to Technical Issues

On February 24, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission issued a Public Notice extending indefinitely the deadline to submit the FCC Form 477 report due to “technical difficulties in the filing interface.” The Commission...more

2/28/2017  /  Broadband , FCC , Telecommunications , VoIP

Reminder: FCC Filings Due March 2017

Form 477: Local Competition and Broadband Report - The Local Competition and Broadband Report, containing data as of December 31, 2016, must be filed by Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The report requires the submission of...more

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