The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is extending the deadline for the Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Report, commonly known as FCC Form 477, indefinitely while the Wireline Competition Bureau works to resolve a number of technical difficulties that the filing portal experienced last week. The filing was originally due October 1, 2014. The FCC will release a new deadline date once the portal is operational again.
The FCC Form 477 reports on connections a filer has in place as of June 30, 2014. Entities that are required to file FCC 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 this extension can be found here, while more information about the filing itself can be found here.