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ARMIS Data Descriptions
  • ARMIS: Overview

    The Automated Reporting Management Information System (ARMIS) was initiated in 1987 for collecting financial and operational data from the largest carriers. Additional ARMIS reports were added in 1991 to collect service quality and network infrastructure information from local exchange carriers subject to price cap regulations, in 1992 for the collection of statistical data formerly included in Form M, and in 1995 for monitoring video dial tone investment, expense and revenue data. (The video dial tone reporting requirement was eliminated by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.) ARMIS filing requirements were reduced significantly begining with 2008 data by Commission forbearance orders. More information on the impact of the forbearance orders is available on the Significant Changes to ARMIS Reporting Instructions, below.

  • Significant Changes to ARMIS Reporting Instructions
    • Lists important changes contained in the annual ARMIS orders, for each year, beginning with 2000.

  • Current ARMIS Instructions
    • Row/column instructions for 2013. (If you need more information, e.g., summary pages, tables of content, table layout information or data specifications, or if you need instructions applicable to earlier-year ARMIS data, select Complete Sets, in the next item.)

  • Complete Sets of ARMIS Materials: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
    • PDF versions of row/column instructions, including table layouts, and ASCII file specifications for 1998 - 2013.


  • 47 CFR Parts Relevant to ARMIS (Current Versions): 32 36 43 51 64 65 69 e-CFR


  • Carrier Filing Requirements
    • A chart depicting which Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers must file ARMIS reports, and which reports they must file.

  • Commission Orders and Notices
    • A list of FCC ARMIS-related Orders, Notices of Proposed Rulemaking, Public Notices and other relevant documents.

  • Carrier Filing History
    • A list of which carriers filed which ARMIS reports in which years.

  • Corporate History
    • Brief descriptions of historical corporate events, such as mergers and acquisitions, which impact COSA ARMIS data results.


last reviewed/updated on March 14, 2014  


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