The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that its Form 477 Filer Interface has reopened and is available to accept Form 477 data as of June 30, 2014. The new filing deadline is December 11, 2014. Filers who had completed their Form 477 filings prior to the Filer Interface closing on September 26, 2014 are not required to resubmit their data, while those who had started to submit data prior to the closing of the Filer Interface will not need to re-upload any files nor re-enter any data.

Entities that are required to file Form 477 include: Providers of wired or fixed wireless local exchange services; facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end users; providers of interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services to end users, and facilities-based mobile providers.

The Public Notice announcing the new deadline can be found here. More information about the Form 477 filing requirements and instructions can be found here. (DA 14-1668)