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Form 477 Resources for Filers

There will be a NEW electronic filing system to submit June 30, 2014 data and the deadline for that filing has been extended to October 1. A link to the new filing system will be available July 31, 2014 along with new reporting instructions. Meanwhile, information about the new system is summarized at this webpage or in this PDF document. Please occasionally check that webpage for additional updates.

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 June 24, 2014  

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