FCC Form 477 Data Analysis and Filing Assistance
The FCC requires facilities-based Broadband Service Providers to file subscriber information by US Census Tract on its Form 477-Local Competition and Broadband Reporting, due by March 1st and September 1st of each year.
TMI's competitively priced 477 Broadband Reporting service will provide you with the tools to manage your 477 reporting challenges. We provide simplified, accurate, Form 477 Broadband Reporting Services.
Technologies Management, Inc. (“TMI”) was recently tasked to assist one of our valued 477 customers in handling an issue with the FCC that had the potential to severely impact their revenue. The FCC notified our client that their service area had been identified as having 100% Service Territory Overlap. This overlap occurs where unsubsidized competitors offer voice and broadband services that meet the Commission’s service criteria throughout the study area of an incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC).
TMI provided a two-pronged approach to support our client by using our understanding of their service area and customer base. First, we enhanced their 477 processing by mapping their customers’ service locations and comparing them to the overlap map provided by the FCC. Second, we scrutinized the competitor’s deployment data to provide our client with potential locations where service areas were overstated. This way, we gave our client the tools to dispute the 100% overlap and maintain their subsidies.
Geocoding and Census Tract & Block Lookups
Given a street address, our systems will determine a location’s applicable county, census tract and census block for reporting or verification purposes. Geocoding of addresses (finding a location’s longitude and latitude coordinates) allows TMI to plot your customer locations on maps for easy visualization of service areas or customer concentrations.
TMI GIS Service Subscriptions . . .
Available on a month-to-month, 6 month or 12 month subscription basis. Paid subscriptions include the following maps:
TMI GIS Service and Broadband Mapping
We will also customize and overlay your individual company data, including FCC Form 477 results for an additional fee.
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