Protecting Against National Security Threats Through FCC Programs

OMB Control Number 3060-1270

The Supply Chain Data Collection filing interface is currently closed. The deadline for the one-time collection was May 22, 2020. Initial results of this collection were released on September4, 2020. Please check here for updates regarding further Supply Chain Data Collection or reach out to with questions.

To safeguard the security and integrity of the nation's communications networks, the Commission has barred use of the Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase equipment and services from companies that pose a national security threat.

To inform future actions to address national security threats to USF-funded networks, the Commission is collecting information to determine the extent to which equipment and services, including software, produced or provided by Huawei or ZTE, along with their subsidiaries, parents, and/or affiliates, exist in our communications networks.

Data Collection

Who was required to file?

USF recipients that were eligible telecommunications carriers (ETCs) as of December 31, 2019 were required to file.

Other USF recipients and service providers that are not ETCs may, were not required to file.

When was it due?

All responses were required to be certified and submitted no later than May 22, 2020.

What was required?

Entities without potentially prohibited equipment were required to indicate the lack of any such equipment, software, or services, then certify and submit the response.

ETCs were required to report covered equipment and services owned by or present in the networks of their subsidiaries and affiliates, even if those subsidiaries and affiliates are not ETCs themselves.

Entities with potentially prohibited equipment were required to:

  • affirm that their network contains and/or relies on potentially prohibited equipment;
  • provide the costs of purchasing and installing potentially prohibited equipment or services, separately for both equipment and services currently in use and equipment and equipment and services no longer in use;
  • provide the estimated costs of removing and replacing potentially prohibited equipment or services following the instructions; and
  • certify and submit the response.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021