Do you know what FCC telecom and broadcast deadlines are approaching? We do. Time to mark up your calendars so you’re not late on these important deadlines. Call FHH at (703) 812-0400 if you have trouble meeting these deadlines or need assistance.

Telecom Deadlines:

August 3, 2018 – Quarterly 911 Live Call Data Reports – Nationwide CMRS providers must report aggregate live call data collected for the preceding quarter.

Biannual 911 Live Call Data Reports – Non-Nationwide CMRS providers must report aggregated live call data for the preceding quarter.

Indoor 911 Call Location Accuracy Second Progress Report – All CMRS providers must submit their first progress reports on the implementation of indoor 911 call location accuracy requirements.

NEAD Privacy and Security Plan  Nationwide CMRS providers must develop and submit a detailed NEAD Privacy and Security Plan with their Second Progress Reports.

August 14, 2018 – Quarterly PIU Reporting and Certification – Prepaid calling card providers (PCCPs) must report the percentage of interstate use (PIU) factors and associated call volumes to carriers that provide them with transport services.  Additionally, PCCPs must file traffic information and a certification signed by a company officer stating that the provider is in compliance with the FCC’s PIU and USF reporting requirements.

Broadcast Deadlines:

August 1, 2018  EEO Public File Reports – All radio and television stations with five or more full-time employees located in California, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wisconsin must upload the reports to the online public file. For all stations with websites, the report must be posted there as well. Per announced FCC policy, the reporting period may end ten days before the report is due, and the reporting period for the next year will begin on the following day.

EEO Mid-Term Reports – All television stations located in California with five or more full-time employees must electronically file a mid-term EEO report on FCC Form 397, with the last two EEO public file reports attached.

August 6, 2018 – FM Translator Interference Complaint Rules – Comments are due in response to the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (MB Docket 18-119) requesting comments on a proposal to streamline the rules on interference caused by FM translators and to expedite the translator complaint resolution process.