477 Submission Completed by Link Technologies INC.
FCC Form 477 Completion Requirements
When filing for FCC Form 477, both subscription and deployment data require advertised speeds. This is not the same as throughput / provisioned speeds. Many existing billing systems have been reporting throughput / provisioned speeds in their subscription data exports, and recently the FCC has been looking for these occurrences and kicking them back for revisions in an attempt to clean up their data.
The FCC expects to see valid speeds in multiples of 0.128 kbps up to 1 Mbps. After that, they still allow up to three decimal places to be reported. If a filer advertises a service as 1.5 Mbps, it should be entered in as 1.500, not as 1.536 Mbps which is the technical throughput speed. In this example, if the product is marketed to a potential customer as 1.5 Mbps, then, it needs to be reported that way. It is important that your billing system export be cleaned up to reflect your advertised speeds. You may open up a ticket with your current billing system provider or TowerCoverage can make manual corrections to your file. These manual corrections require a ticket, and 1 hour of prepaid support at a rate of $175 per hour to complete the process. This is an addition to the standard TowerCoverage filing fee.
Early Bird Special (14 calendar days prior to the due date) is at a rate of $175. Data received after February 15th will be processed at a rate of $275. This does not include the cost of deployment data or subscription data orders from TowerCoverage.com
Fixed Broadband Deployment
Provide the following if different than the information contained in your TowerCoverage.com Company Profile or specify that your account contains the data.
- Name of person responsible for filing.
- Email of person responsible for filing.
- Title of person responsible for filing.
- DBA if different that TowerCoverage.com Company Information.
- Website for the Service.
- Number of speed packages advertised?
- Do you advertise ALL packages on your entire network? If you provide business services do you offer it on the entire network?
- If yes, Name of the Multi Map that contains All live Coverages (AP’s)
- If no, The name and max Download/Upload for each Multi Map within your TowerCoverage.com account.
- The first map is $250.
- 2-5 maps are $200 each.
- 6-10 maps are $150 each.
The filing includes the Fixed Broadband Deploy and the Subscription Data Portion. If you know of other sections that your company needs to complete, you will need to provide all relevant data.
Fixed Broadband SubscriptionIf you have a CRM that can export the complete .csv of your subscription data, you will need to forward the completed file over before the submission can be completed. If you do not, we can provide a spreadsheet for you to complete that contains what is needed ($250 to generate the files):
- Zip Code
- Advertised Upload
- Advertised Download
- Business (1=yes 0=no)
- Latitude (not required)
- Longitude (not required)
Billable TimeThe support time varies by complexity of your filing. Most cases, 1 hour is needed to complete the process. You will need to put a card on file for billing before work begins. You will be charged for 1 hour of pre-paid support and notified if more time is needed to complete your submission.