Skip Navigation

Federal Communications Commission

English Display Options

Commission Document

Revised Form 499-A and Instructions for 2011

Download Options

Released: October 25, 2011

PUBLIC NOTICE

Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

445 12th St., S.W.

Internet: https://www.fcc.gov

Washington, D.C. 20554

TTY: 1-888-835-5322

DA 11-1751

Release Date: October 25, 2011

WIRELINE COMPETITION BUREAU RELEASES REVISED 2011 ANNUAL

TELECOMMUNICATIONS REPORTING WORKSHEET (FCC FORM 499-A) AND

ACCOMPANYING INSTRUCTIONS

WC Docket No. 06-122

On October 14, 2011, 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).1 This section requires that both interconnected and non-interconnected voice over
Internet protocol (VoIP) service providers participate in and contribute to the Telecommunications Relay
Services Fund (TRS Fund).2
The revisions to the Form and accompanying instructions include the following:

Adding a definition for non-interconnected VoIP service providers.3

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, 2011. 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 VoIP 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.6


1 Contributions to the Telecommunications Relay Services Fund, CG Docket No. 11-47, Report and Order, FCC 11-
150 (rel. Oct. 7, 2011). See Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Pub. L.
No. 111-260, 103(b), 124 Stat. 2751, 2755 (2010); Amendment of Twenty-First Century Communications and
Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111-265, 124 Stat. 2795 (2010) (making technical corrections to the
CVAA).
2 The CVAA added a new Section 715 to the Communications Act of 1934, requiring that each interconnected VoIP
service provider and each provider of non-interconnected VoIP service participate in and contribute to the
Telecommunications Relay Services Fund by October 8, 2011. 47 U.S.C. 616.
3 2011 FCC Form 499-A Instructions (revised Oct. 14, 2011), at 35.
4 Id. at 3.
5 Id. at 11-12.
6 Id. at 15, 18-19.


Revising the contact information for the TRS Administrator.7
People with Disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities
(Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 (tty).
For further information, please contact Ernesto Beckford, Telecommunications Access Policy
Division, Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-7400 or TTY (202) 418-0484.
- FCC -


7 Id. at 32.
2

Note: We are currently transitioning our documents into web compatible formats for easier reading. We have done our best to supply this content to you in a presentable form, but there may be some formatting issues while we improve the technology. The original version of the document is available as a PDF, Word Document, or as plain text.

close
FCC

You are leaving the FCC website

You are about to leave the FCC website and visit a third-party, non-governmental website that the FCC does not maintain or control. The FCC does not endorse any product or service, and is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the validity or timeliness of the content on the page you are about to visit. Additionally, the privacy policies of this third-party page may differ from those of the FCC.