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Form 477 Resources for Filers for filings through December 31, 2013

The new Form 477 electronic filing system is now available. Filers must use the new filing system to submit June 30, 2014 data which is due by October 1, 2014. The new Form 477 Resources for Filers page can be found here and instructional materials are available here.

Who Must File

  • Facilities-based providers of broadband connections to end user locations
  •  Providers of wired or fixed wireless local exchange telephone service
  •  Providers of interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (interconnected VoIP) service (note: including both service retailers and service wholesalers)
  •  Facilities-based providers of mobile telephony service

Filing Deadlines: March 1 and September 1

Note: Revisions of filings that were due September 1, 2011 or earlier will continue to require Year 2000 Census tract codes for the Part VI broadband information in those filings.

How to File:

  • Obtain an FCC Registration Number (FRN) and password if you do not have them. Use the update feature to reset password, if necessary.
  •  File online using the required web-based system.

What Information to File: See the detailed Instructions.

Resources and Tools:

  • Screen Shots is a blank copy of the filing system (63 pages).
  •  Tutorial is an overview of how to complete and file Form 477 (64 pages).
  •  System Guide is a more detailed explanation of the filing system that includes trouble-shooting reminders.
  •  Technical FAQs discusses the most commonly reported filer difficulties.
  •  Census Tract Information is relevant for broadband providers.

Contact FCC Form 477 staff:  477info@fcc.gov or (202) 418-0940.

last reviewed/updated on May 14, 2015  

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