Memos, Resources

Memo: Sunset of FCC Form 477

December 13, 2022

FCC Order released December 9, 2023.

On December 9, 2022, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released an Order announcing the sunset of the FCC Form 477 effective immediately upon publication of the Order in the Federal Register.

The FCC will continue to collect broadband and voice subscription data, but it will be collected via the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) Portal instead. As you will recall, the first BDC filing was due September 1, 2022, with data as of June 30, 2022. The FCC intended to sunset the FCC Form 477 at some point; however, for this most recent filing deadline, the FCC required the data to be filed in both the FCC Form 477 Portal as well as the BDC Portal.

At the moment, it is anticipated that the September 1, 2022, FCC Form 477 filing was the last one service providers would have been required to file.

VPS Memo – Form 477 Sunset

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