ETC/CETC Annual Reporting Obligations – FCC Form 481 & State Certifications
Author: Bob Abrams
All ETCs receiving high-cost and/or low-income universal service are required to file certain financial and operational information on an annual basis. This Federal Communications Commission filing, with copies to the Universal Service Administrative Company, state regulatory commissions and tribal governments as appropriate, is due on or before July 3, 2017.
Given the sizable effort of this filing, now is the time to begin organizing and assembling this year’s Form 481 filing package and state materials. Failure to complete a full and successful filing will result in the loss of federal USF support. Our familiarity with the industry and regulatory situations can be a valuable part of meeting these requirements.
Contact your BKD advisor regarding completion of this annual requirement.