• Payment of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Annual Regulatory Fee is due by 11:59 PM EDT on September 13, 2012. The FCC will not be sending out reminder notices or invoices this year. Providers are required to log into the FCC’s Fee Filer service with their FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password in order to determine the amount of their assessment. Payment can be made online through the Commission’s Fee Filer service, via wire transfer, or by sending a check to the FCC’s Lockbox at U.S. Bank in St. Louis, MO. The Fee Filer service may be accessed here.  

Late payments carry penalty of 25 percent of the carrier’s assessment.

A copy of the Public Notice may be found here.

The FCC has also put out a guide to using the Fee Filer service, which may be found here as well as a guide to making the required payment, found here.

  • The Universal Service contribution factor for the third quarter of 2012 is 15.7%. A copy of the Public Notice announcing the rate can be found here. (DA-12-917)