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, collected on FCC Form 477, regarding the availability of mobile and fixed broadband and other communications services, and to identify and eliminate unnecessary

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, collected on FCC Form 477, regarding the availability of mobile and fixed broadband and other communications services, and to identify and eliminate unnecessary or overly-burdensome filing requirements.  The FNPRM proposes numerous changes to data collection for mobile and fixed services as well as ancillary logistical issues related to the Form 477.  Comments on the proposals set forth in the FNPRM will be due 30 days after the item is published in the Federal Register, and reply comments will be due 15 days after initial comments.  The FNPRM has not yet been published so the exact comment deadlines are not known at this time.

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On November 20, 2014, the FCC released a Public Notice announcing that the FCC Form 477 Local Competition and Broadband Report filing interface, which had been unavailable since October 7 due to ongoing technical difficulties, has been reopened. The new deadline for filing the form is December 11.

As we noted in our previous

Customer Proprietary Network Information Certifications

All telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers must file an annual report certifying their compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) rules regarding Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI). The report covers calendar year 2010 and must be filed with the FCC by March 1, 2011.

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau recently