This webpage describes the Commission’s Circuit Capacity reporting requirements under Section 43.62. This webpage will no longer be updated, due to changes in the Commission’s rules replacing the previous Section 43.62 reporting requirements with Section 43.82. In 2017, the Commission streamlined the international reporting requirements and eliminated the traffic and revenue reports and the requirement to file terrestrial and satellite circuit data. The Commission retained the requirement to file submarine cable operator and capacity holder reports. The rule changes went into effect in April 2018.

For information on the Section 43.82 reporting requirements, please visit Circuit Capacity Data for U.S.-International Submarine Cables.

About. In 2013, the Commission released a Second Report and Order that significantly streamlined and modernized the Commission’s international traffic, revenue, and circuit reporting requirements. Under the Commission’s revised rules, Section 43.62, which went into effect on February 11, 2015, sets forth annual circuit capacity reporting requirements, replacing the old section 43.82 circuit status reporting requirements.

The reporting requirements apply to (1) any facilities-based common carrier with active satellite or terrestrial circuits between the United States and a foreign point; (2) any non-common carrier satellite licensee with active circuits between the United States and a foreign point; (3) any licensee of a submarine cable between the United States and a foreign point; or (4) any common carrier with capacity on a submarine cable between the United States and a foreign point. The new terrestrial and satellite circuits will be reported in world-total count, rather than the old requirement of country-by-country count. The new submarine cable circuits are required to report by “per-cable basis”, rather than the old requirement of country-by-country basis.

To implement these revised requirements, the Commission released a Filing Manual that provides instructions to carriers filing reports under the revised requirements (43.62 Filing Manual). The Commission will compile the data filed in FCC statistical reports that will be published annually.

Section 43.62 Online Filing System

International Circuit Capacity Reports

Archive of Section 43.82 Circuit Status reports.

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Updated: 
Friday, March 20, 2015