- To obtain ETC designation, please follow instructions in this resolution: Resolution T-17002
- To obtain annual certification as ETC eligible to receive federal high-cost and/or low income support, please follow annual reporting requirements in this resolution: Resolution T-17002
CPUC REQUIREMENTS FOR FILINGS --
Annual FCC Form 481 Filing
The FCC adopted annual reporting requirements for ETCs – see Part 54.313(i) for high-cost recipients and Part 54.422(c) for low-income recipients.
The Form 481 annual report that is required to be filed with the FCC must be filed concurrently with the CPUC’s Communications Division. Please provide a hard copy and a compact disc of the reports provided to the FCC. If these reports are considered confidential by the FCC, you may request confidential treatment of these reports pursuant to Public Utilities Code § 583 and General Order 66-C.
Submit these to:
California Public Utilities Commission
Communications Division/ETC Section
505 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Annual Use Certification for Federal High-Cost
Support, § 54.314
Due by September 15
Pursuant to Part 54.314, ETCs must be State certified
to receive High Cost Program support. Communications
Division completes the certification to the USAC and the FCC.
ETCs seeking State certification to be eligible to receive federal
high-cost support for the next program year must file a Tier 2 Advice Letter with
the supporting documentation by September 15 so that staff can complete state certification
to USAC and the FCC by the October 1 deadline. The Subject of Filing should
indicate Federal High-Cost Support Annual
Use Certification, § 54.314.