What is the FCC Form 477?

All facilities-based broadband providers are required to file data with the FCC twice a year (Form 477) on where they offer Internet access service at speeds exceeding 200 kbps in at least one direction.

Who Must File Form 477?

Form 477 is required of all companies offering broadband or voice services in the US. Broadband, in this case, is defined as any service point capable of delivering speeds faster than 200 Kbps up or down. The speeds actually delivered on a daily basis are immaterial to the requirements.

What is broadband deployment?

1. Refers to development of broadband networks or infrastructure through which broadband services can be delivered.

What is fixed broadband?

Fixed Broadband is an ultra fast business internet connection that beams through radio signals. Fixed broadband encompasses any high-speed data transmission to a residence or a business – i.e. a fixed location – using a variety of technologies, including cable, DSL, fibre optics, and wireless.

What is fixed wireless internet?

What is Fixed Wireless Internet. Fixed wireless internet is a high-speed, reliable internet service for rural and underserved areas. Internet is sent from the main access point (typically supplied with high-speed fiber-optic lines) to individual receivers installed at businesses, farms, and homes.

What is an example of broadband?

Broadband includes several high-speed transmission technologies such as: Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Cable Modem. Broadband over Powerlines (BPL)

Does fixed wireless use cell towers?

Fixed Wireless internet uses radio waves transmitted by a cell tower to foster an internet connection. Unlike Cable, DSL, or Fiber Optic—which all use some form of in-ground wiring to transmit internet signals—Fixed Wireless simply relies on an exterior antenna to provide your home with speedy web service.

How to file Form 477 with the FCC?

Filing Form 477: 1 Filing Interface 2 Who Must File Form 477? (PDF) updated 12/23/19 3 Obtain an FRN (FCC Registration Number) or username from FCC CORES if you do not already one. Reset an FRN password or username password if necessary. 4 For help, send an e-support request or call 1-877-480-3201 or 1-717-338-2824 (TTY).

What do I need to file Form 477?

The Form 477 filing interface is open! New Login: A CORES Username and Password are required to log in to the Form 477 filing interface. For info on getting a CORES username and password, click here and for a preview of the new login procedure, click here.

When do you change your zip code on form 477?

If you have questions, please email [email protected] Census Geography Codes: You must continue to use Census 2010 geographic codes in FCC Form 477 until further notice. We cannot switch to 2020 codes until more detailed data are available in 2020 geographies.