Please be reminded of the upcoming due dates for the Reports listed below:
Form 499-Q Quarterly Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet
Carriers and providers of interstate and international telecommunications, including, but not limited to, interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, providers offering interstate telecommunications for a fee on a non-common carrier basis, and payphone providers that are aggregators, are required to file the FCC Form 499-Q on a quarterly basis. Carriers and providers must report their actual and projected end user and carrier’s carrier revenues for each calendar quarter by filing the Form 499-Q.
The Form 499-Q filing reporting historical revenue for January 1 through March 31 of 2018 and projected revenues for July 1 through September 30 of 2018 is due to the Universal Service Administrative Company on or before May 1, 2018.
Carriers and providers do not have to submit the Form 499-Q if they are not required to contribute directly to the universal service support mechanisms.
Note: Revisions to this Form 499-Q filing must be filed within 45 days of May 1, 2018. As a reminder, Form 499-Q filers are required to submit the form electronically through USAC’s E-File system, available at www.usac.org/about/tools/e-file.aspx/.
Form 480: Quarterly Rural Call Completion Data Filing
Providers of long-distance voice service that make the initial long-distance call path choice for more than 100,000 domestic retail subscriber lines must submit the FCC Form 480, on a quarterly basis, to provide information regarding the delivery of calls to Rural Local Exchange Carriers. Covered providers may include local exchange carriers, interexchange carriers, commercial mobile radio service providers, and providers of interconnected and non-interconnected VoIP services. The line count is determined by considering the total of all business and residential fixed subscriber lines and mobile phones and aggregated over all of the providers’ affiliates. The reported information is used by the FCC to identify possible areas for further inquiry.
The quarterly form, reporting data for January 1, 2018 – March 31, 2018, is due on May 1, 2018. The Form 480 filing must be completed, using downloaded reporting templates, and submitted online through the FCC’s web-based interface, available here: https://apps.fcc.gov/etfs/rcc/home.action. (Note that an FRN is required to access the system.)
Section 64.1900 Geographic Rate Averaging Certification
Each non-dominant provider of de-tariffed interstate, domestic, interexchange services must certify that it provides such service in compliance with its geographic rate average and rate integration obligations pursuant to section 254(g) of the Communications Act. The Certification must be signed by an officer of the company and is due to the FCC by May 1, 2018.
Please be advised that attorneys in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Communications Practice Group are experienced in addressing Federal Communications Commission reporting issues and are able to assist clients in filing the reports. They are also experienced in addressing universal service filing and carrier contribution issues and are available to assist clients with determining how to report their revenues for universal service purposes. For further information on any of these filings, please contact your usual Kelley Drye attorney or any member of the Communications Practice Group. For more information on the Communications Practice Group, please click here.