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Fee Filer Mandatory For FY 2011 Regulatory Fees

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Released: August 17, 2011


Although Fee Filer is a self-reporting tool, the Fee Filer program is able to populate the various fee
categories using a particular or associated FRN. However, regardless of the data populated in Fee
Filer, the filer is still responsible for reporting and paying for all regulatory fees owed, irrespective
of whether all of these fees are identified using this feature. All 2011 regulatory fees should be paid
through the Regulatory Fees section of Fee Filer, regardless of whether a bill for the fees was issued
by the FCC.

Due Date for Paying Regulatory Fees is September 14, 2011

Please note that FY 2011 regulatory fees are due by September 14, 2011. Payments received after
11:59 p.m. ET on September 14, 2011 will be assessed a 25% late payment fee.

Updated Features for Easier Filing

In 2011, Fee Filer remains basically the same as in 2010 but with a few new enhancements.

The Form 159-W will be displayed in two columns: one column will show the Form 159-W
based on the 499-A version that the provider submitted to USAC, which the Commission
used to create the bill, and the other column will display the edits that the provider has made
to column one, if any. Until the provider submits a revised 499-A filing to USAC to reflect
these edits, the Commission will use the regulatory fee amount on the bill (column one) as
the amount owing.
In addition to applicable 25% late penalties, Fee Filer now includes up-to-date interest and
administrative fees so that late bills will be paid in the correct amount. Fee Filer now
displays late fees for each applicable line item.

Important Note

To reduce errors in processing payments, we want to emphasize that each Form 159-E should be
accompanied by its respective payment. Submitting multiple Form 159-E's with a single payment
(e.g. check, wire transfer, credit card, etc.) will not only increase the chance of error, it will also
increase the possibility that bills may not liquidate properly, thereby placing licensees in red light
status after the fee due date has passed.

For Further Assistance

The Financial Operations Help Desk (1-877-480-3201, option 4) can provide assistance with Fee
Filer and is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET on business days. You can also e-mail your
questions to: arinquiries@fcc.gov.

Internet Browser Requirements for Using Fee Filer

Fee Filer is available to any FCC customer with Internet access using the following browsers: (1)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher or (2) Mozilla Firefox 3.6 or higher with SSL and
JavaScript enabled.
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