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Memo: FCC Form 477 Sunset Update

December 21, 2022

The FCC Form 477 Sunset Order was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2022. No further FCC Form 477 filings will be required. The Commission will continue to collect broadband and voice subscription data but filers will submit the data through the Broadband Data Collection (BDC) portal.

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, which was on December 16th.

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.

VPS Memo – Form 477 Sunset Update

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