FCC Record, Volume 26, No. 19, Pages 14991 to 15893, October 24 - November 10, 2011 Page: 15,020
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Release Date: October 25, 2011
WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU RELEASES REVISED 2011 ANNUAL
TELECOMMUNICATIONS REPORTING WORKSHEET (FCC FORM 499-A) AND
WC Docket No. 06-122
On October 14, 201 1, the Office of Management and Budget approved revisions to the
Telecommunications Reporting Worksheet, FCC Form 499-A (the Form) and accompanying instructions.
The revisions to the Form and instructions were made in accordance with the Commission's recent order
implementing section 103(b) of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act
of 2010 (CVAA).' This section requires that both interconnected and non-interconnected voice over
Internet protocol (VolP) service providers participate in and contribute to the Telecommunications Relay
Services Fund (TRS Fund).
The revisions to the Form and accompanying instructions include the following:
* Adding a definition for non-interconnected VoIP service providers.
* Adding a filing requirement for non-interconnected VoIP service providers with interstate
end-user revenues subject to TRS Fund contributions.4 Such providers must file the
Form to register with the Commission by December 31, 201 1. If a non-interconnected
VoIP provider has already registered with the Commission (e.g., because it has other
lines of business subject to the Commission's registration and reporting requirements), it
need not refile the Form.
* Requiring non-interconnected VolP service providers with interstate end-user revenues
subject to TRS Fund contributions to designate an agent for service of process.5
* Updating Form instruction references (for Lines 404.1 to 404.3, and 414.1 to 414.2) in
accordance with the CVAA and Commission order."
(' ontribltions to the Te/ec'ommuni 'atons Relu/' Seric',e's Ful C. CG Docket No. 11-47, Report and Order. FCC 1 1-
150 (rel. Oct. 7, 20I 11). See Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Pub. L.
No. 1 1 1-260, 103(b), 124 Stat. 2751, 2755 (2010): Amendment of Twenty-First Century Communications and
Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Pub. L. I111-265, 124 Stat. 2795 (2010) (making technical corrections to the
SThe CVAA added a new Section 715 to the Communications Act of 1934, requiring that each interconnected VolP
service provider and each provider of non-inlterconnected VolP service participate in and contribute to the
Telecommunications Relay Services Fund by ()ctober 8, 2011 47 U S.C. 616.
2011 FCC Formnn 499-A Instructions (revised Oct. 14. 201 1), at 35.
S/i at 3.
SId at 11-12.
'Id. at 15, 18-19.
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