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Reminder: Supply Chain Annual Reports Due March 31, 2023

Providers of advanced communications services must file their Supply Chain Annual Reporting requirements by March 31, 2023. Specifically, any Provider that reported and certified in 2022 that it had purchased, rented, leased, or otherwise obtained any covered communications equipment or services on the Covered List must submit an annual report on or before March 31, […]

Reminder: Accessibility Record keeping Compliance Certifications and Contact Information Due April 3, 2023

All service providers and equipment manufacturers that are subject to Sections 255, 716 and 718 of the Communications Act must maintain records of their efforts to make their telecommunications services and equipment, advanced communications services and equipment, and Internet browsers built into mobile phones accessible to people with disabilities, as required by the Communications Act […]

Reminder: EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) Form One Filings Due No Later Than February 28, 2023

Time is winding down for any parties subject to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) rules1 to submit their required annual ETRS Form One filings to renew/update their identifying information in the online ETRS system by February 28, 2023. Filers can access ETRS by visiting the FCC’s ETRS page at: As for a national test […]

Follow-up Reminder: CPNI Certifications Due March 1, 2023

Telecommunications carriers are required to file their annual CPNI compliance certifications no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2023 (for data pertaining to CY2022). The certification filing can be electronically submitted in EB Docket No. 06-36 in ECFS or by using the FCC’s online CPNI web page at: The 2-step CPNI template should be completed, […]

Reminder: CPNI Certifications Due March 1, 2023

Telecommunications carriers, including interconnected VoIP providers, are required to establish and maintain systems designed to ensure they protect their subscribers’ Customer Proprietary Network Information (“CPNI”) and are required to file an annual CPNI compliance certification no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2023 (for data pertaining to the previous calendar year). If a telecommunications provider fails […]

Reminder: January 8, 2023, Final Transition Deadline in the 3650 – 3700 MHz Band for Part 90, Subpart Z Licensees

The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau reminds part 90, subpart Z wireless broadband licensees in the 3650 – 3700 MHz band that January 8, 2023 is the latest possible transition deadline for such licensees to either complete their transition to the part 96 Citizens Broadband Radio Service or discontinue operations in the band. Absent a request for […]

Second Broadband Data Collection Filing Window Opens January 3, 2023 Broadband Availability Data as of December 31, 2022 Due No Later Than March 1, 2023

Facilities-based broadband data service providers may begin to submit and file broadband availability data in the Broadband Data Collection system beginning January 3, 2023 for location and service data as of December 31, 2022. The Fabric, which is the foundation for fixed broadband data availability, has been updated with additional data sources and improvements for […]

FCC Sunsets Form 477 for Broadband Deployment Data Collection Effective December 16, 2022

The FCC has sunset the Form 477 for reporting broadband deployment data effective as of December 16, 2022. Going forward, providers must use the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) filing system to report both subscription and availability data. Specifically, beginning with data as of December 31, 2022, providers must use the BDC system to submit: (1) […]

REMINDER: Hearing Aid Compatibility Certifications Due January 31, 2023 (Filing Window Opens Tuesday, January 3, 2023)

Wireless service providers (including de minimis wireless service providers) must file their annual Hearing Aid Compatibility Certifications with the FCC for the calendar year 2022 reporting period by January 31, 2023 (by midnight ET). The filing window will open Tuesday, January 3, 2023[1]. The FCC Form 855 certification and instructions can be found here. Service […]

FCC Recommends Submission of Challenges No Later Than January 13, 2023 Broadband Providers Encouraged to Review Broadband Availability Maps

The FCC has opened the window for broadband providers and other interested entities to submit challenges to the broadband mapping data. While the windows for submitting challenges to the broadband availability maps and Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (“Fabric”) will remain open on an ongoing and rolling basis, the FCC and NTIA are encouraging interested entities […]