Friday, February 13, 2009
WCAI Files for Extension of FCC Form 477 Deadline
Joined by several other industry trade associations, WCAI today sought extension of the March 2, 2009 filing deadline for FCC Form 477, which is used by the Commission to collect detailed information regarding the state of broadband deployment in the United States. Because that form is still not available for filers to complete online (as is now required), broadband providers face a practical impediment to meeting the Commission’s March 2, 2009 filing deadline. We urged the Commission to extend the filing deadline until 30 days after the newly-revised version of that form becomes available for online completion by filers. Joining WCAI were the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, COMPTEL and TEXALTEL.