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Mining Gold from your FCC Form 477

Posted by Hal Stringer

Imagine working at a company that has a detailed snapshot of its entire customer base every six months.  That snapshot includes each customer's physical location and mix of services purchased.  Oh, and throw in a snapshot of service availability for future customers.  Wouldn't that be great!  Imagine how useful that data would be to all departments for planning purposes and performance evaluation.
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Topics: telecommunications regulatory consulting, featured post, 477 reporting, fcc form 477 data, regulatory compliance consulting, tmi gis service

Received Any Inquiries From FCC Auditors Re: FCC Form 477 Filing?

Posted by Connie Wightman

If you filed an FCC Form 477 to report your broadband connections and voice service locations (see TMI 's Blog "Time To Prepare For FCC Form 477 - Again" dated 6/5/14), you may receive an inquiry from auditors at the FCC that looks something like this:

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Topics: broadband, 477 reporting, FCC Form 477

Time To Prepare for FCC Form 477 – Again

Posted by Sharon Thomas

Many of you already know that Technologies Management, Inc. manages and files Form 477 data.  You may not know that for the March 2015 filing, we performed census track/block lookups for more than 3 million subscriber addresses for over 100 companies using TMI's proprietary processes along with industry standard software and data from the US Census Bureau.
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Topics: broadband, featured post, form 477, 477 reporting, Technologies Management, Inc.

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, rural broadband, New York, 477 reporting

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, Net Neutrality, The Regulatory Mix, US Congress, broadband, 477 reporting

The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, June 12, 2014

Posted by Jennifer Durst-Jarrell

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, Inmate Calling Services, The Regulatory Mix, broadband, telecom deregulation, Colorado, 477 reporting

FCC Delays Filing Date For September 2014 FCC Form 477

Posted by Amy Gross

The Federal Communications Commission has delayed the deadline for filing the Form 477 (Local Telephone Competition and Broadband Reporting) until October 1, 2014. Normally, the filing would have been due by September 1, 2014. The filing window will open July 31, 2014. The delay is intended to give the FCC time to test the new interface and provide filers with additional time to compile and format their data in accordance with the new requirements.

In June 2013, the FCC revised the data that will be collected through its Form 477. Among other things, providers will now have to report voice subscriber data by census tract instead of zip codes and broadband deployment information by census block, as well as subscriber data by census tract. In addition, filing deployment data has become mandatory for all facilities-based broadband providers on a nationwide basis. (TMI Regulatory Bulletin Service subscribers see TMI FCC Bulletin dated 7/2/13).

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Topics: FCC, broadband, 477 reporting

The Regulatory Mix - Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Posted by Amy Gross

The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.

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Topics: FCC, The Regulatory Mix, energy competition, US House of Representatives, 477 reporting

March 3rd - Here Comes The FCC Form 477 Data Filing Deadline Again!

Posted by Hal Stringer

FCC Form 477s must be filed very soon - March 3, 2014 to be exact. Normally due on the first of March, this year’s deadline has been extended to March 3rd. Hurray for 2 extra days! For many carriers, the broadband reporting requirement of the Form 477 is the most difficult to manage. That’s because providers are required to report detailed broadband subscriber data by US Census Tract. Reporting must be done in four broad steps:

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Topics: FCC, telecommunications regulatory consulting, Compliance Reporting, 477 reporting

FCC Releases Report on Internet Access Services

Posted by Amy Gross

The FCC released a report summarizing information about U.S. Internet access connections over 200 kilobits per second (kbps) in at least one direction as of December 31, 2012. The report is based on information collected by FCC Form 477. The report tracks changes at the state and national level in the number of subscribers to Internet access service in 72 different combinations of speed tiers.

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Topics: FCC, wireless, access, 477 reporting

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