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FCC Announces Extended Form 477 Filing Deadlines | Moss Adams Alert – September 7, 2021
The FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics has released a Public Notice announcing the extended deadlines for the submission of FCC Form 477 data as of June 30, 2021. For most Form 477 filers, the deadline is September 15th. For filers that operate facilities in Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricane Ida, the deadline is extended to October 1st. (Subscribe for more information)
FCC Announces Updated Lifeline Minimum Service Standards Effective December 1st | FCC Report – August 2021
On July 30th, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice announcing updated minimum service standards for Lifeline supported services as required by the 2016 Lifeline Order. These standards will take effect December 1, 2021 absent further action by the Commission. (Subscribe for more information)
FCC Releases Final Procedures for Supply Chain Reimbursement Program | FCC Report – August 2021
On August 3rd, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice that contains final procedures for the application filing and reimbursement process for the $1.9 billion Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program. The Reimbursement Program will reimburse broadband providers with 10 million or fewer customers for costs incurred in the removal, replacement, and disposal of covered communications equipment or services that pose a national security risk – i.e., communications equipment or services produced or provided by Huawei Technologies Co. or ZTE Corp. that were obtained by providers on or before June 30, 2020. (Subscribe for more information)
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