The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that Interstate Telecommunication Service Provider (ITSP) and Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS)  data, on which FY2014 regulatory fees will be based, is now available on Fee Filer – the FCC’s electronic filing and payment system. The FCC has not yet released its FY2014 Regulatory Fees Report and Order

As it does every year, the FCC released its update to the annual Form 499-A.  The Form 499-A is used to report revenues for purposes of the federal Universal Service Fund and also for calculating associated revenue-based contribution obligations such as TRS, NANP, LNP and FCC Regulatory Fees.  The Public Notice describes changes to the

On March 1, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released its revised Form 499-A, the Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet.  This Worksheet must be used by telecommunications providers and interconnected VoIP providers to report annual 2010 revenues for USF, TRS, NANPA, LNP and FCC Regulatory Fee assessments.  The Form 499-A is due by April 1, 2011.

The 2011 Form


The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau announced the new FCC Form 499A today.  This form, which must be used to file the April 1 annual revenue report, includes several potentially significant changes.  Audio bridging providers (conference service providers) and those close to the de minimis threshold are most affected.

As of COB yesterday, only the announcement was available.  The 499A itself will be released today and I will update this post when it is available.   UPDATE:  The new Form 499A is available here.

Follow the jump for a discussion of the changes.

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