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FCC 1.7001
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 | 2022
  §  1.7001   Scope and content of filed reports.

   (a) Definitions. Terms used in this subpart have the following

   (1) Broadband connection. A wired line, wireless channel, or satellite
   service that terminates at an end user location or mobile device and
   enables the end user to receive information from and/or send
   information to the internet at information transfer rates exceeding 200
   kilobits per second (kbps) in at least one direction.

   (2) Facilities-based provider. An entity is a facilities-based provider
   of a service if it supplies such service using facilities that satisfy
   any of the following criteria:

   (i) Physical facilities that the entity owns and that terminate at the
   end-user premises;

   (ii) Facilities that the entity has obtained the right to use from
   other entities, such as dark fiber or satellite transponder capacity as
   part of its own network, or has obtained;

   (iii) Unbundled network element (UNE) loops, special access lines, or
   other leased facilities that the entity uses to complete terminations
   to the end-user premises;

   (iv) Wireless spectrum for which the entity holds a license or that the
   entity manages or has obtained the right to use via a spectrum leasing
   arrangement or comparable arrangement pursuant to subpart X of this
   Part (§ § 1.9001-1.9080); or

   (v) Unlicensed spectrum.

   (3) End user. A residential, business, institutional, or government
   entity that subscribes to a service, uses that service for its own
   purposes, and does not resell that service to other entities.

   (4) Local telephone service. Telephone exchange or exchange access
   service (as defined in 47 U.S.C. 153(20 and (54)) provided by a common
   carrier or its affiliate (as defined in 47 U.S.C. 153(2)).

   (5) Mobile telephony service. Mobile telephony (as defined in § 20.15 of
   this chapter) provided to end users by a commercial mobile radio
   service (CMRS) provider.

   (6) Broadband internet access service. Has the meaning given the term
   in § 8.1(b) of this chapter.

   (7) Broadband map. The map created by the Commission under 47 U.S.C.

   (8) Cell edge probability. The likelihood that the minimum threshold
   download and upload speeds with respect to broadband internet access
   service will be met or exceeded at a distance from a base station that
   is intended to indicate the ultimate edge of the coverage area of a

   (9) Cell loading. The percentage of the available air interface
   resources of a base station that are used by consumers with respect to
   broadband internet access service.

   (10) Clutter. A natural or man-made surface feature that affects the
   propagation of a signal from a base station.

   (11) Fabric. The Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric established
   under 47 U.S.C. 642(b)(1)(B).

   (12) FCC Form 477. Form 477 of the Commission relating to local
   telephone competition and broadband reporting.

   (13) Indian Tribe. Has the meaning given the term “Indian tribe” in
   section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act
   (25 U.S.C. 5304).

   (14) Mobility Fund Phase II. The second phase of the proceeding to
   provide universal service support from the Mobility Fund (WC Docket No.
   10-90; WT Docket No. 10-208).

   (15) Propagation model. A mathematical formulation for the
   characterization of radio wave propagation as a function of frequency,
   distance, and other conditions.

   (16) Provider. A facilities-based provider of fixed or mobile broadband
   internet access service.

   (17) Quality of service. With respect to broadband internet access
   service, the download and upload speeds, and latency if applicable,
   with respect to that service, as determined by, and to the extent
   otherwise collected by, the Commission.

   (18) Shapefile. A digital storage format containing geospatial or
   location-based data and attribute information regarding the
   availability of broadband internet access service and that can be
   viewed, edited, and mapped in geographic information system software.

   (19) Standard broadband installation. The initiation by a provider of
   fixed broadband internet access service in an area in which the
   provider has not previously offered that service, with no charges or
   delays attributable to the extension of the network of the provider,
   and includes the initiation of fixed broadband internet access service
   through routine installation that can be completed not later than 10
   business days after the date on which the service request is submitted.

   (b) The following entities shall file with the Commission a completed
   FCC Form 477, in accordance with the Commission's rules and the
   instructions to the FCC Form 477:

   (1) Facilities-based providers of broadband service;

   (2) Providers of local telephone service;

   (3) Facilities-based providers of mobile telephony service; and

   (4) Providers of Interconnected Voice over internet Protocol (VoIP)
   service (as defined in § 9.3 of this chapter) to end users.

   (c) Respondents identified in paragraph (b) of this section shall
   include in each report a certification signed by an appropriate
   official of the respondent (as specified in the instructions to FCC
   Form 477) and shall report the title of their certifying official.

   (d) Disclosure of data contained in FCC Form 477 will be addressed as

   (1) Emergency operations contact information contained in FCC Form 477
   is information that should not be routinely available for public
   inspection pursuant to section 0.457 of this chapter, in addition to
   other information that should not be routinely available for public
   inspection pursuant to § 0.457.

   (2)(i) Respondents may request that provider-specific subscription
   information in FCC Form 477 filings be treated as confidential and be
   withheld from public inspection by so indicating on Form 477 at the
   time that they submit such data.

   (ii) The Commission will release the following information in FCC Form
   477 filings to the public, and respondents may not request confidential
   treatment of such information:

   (A) Provider-specific mobile deployment data;

   (B) Data regarding minimum advertised or expected speed for mobile
   broadband services; and

   (C) Location information that is necessary to permit accurate broadband
   mapping, including crowdsourcing or challenge processes.

   (3) Respondents seeking confidential treatment of any other data
   contained in FCC Form 477 must submit a request that the data be
   treated as confidential with the submission of their Form 477 filing,
   along with their reasons for withholding the information from the
   public, pursuant to § 0.459 of this chapter.

   (4) The Commission shall make all decisions regarding non-disclosure of
   provider-specific information, except that the Chiefs of the
   International Bureau, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Wireline
   Competition Bureau, or Office of Economics and Analytics may release
   provider-specific information to:

   (i) A state commission, provided that the state commission has
   protections in place that would preclude disclosure of any confidential

   (ii) “Eligible entities,” as those entities are defined in the
   Broadband Data Improvement Act, in an aggregated format and pursuant to
   confidentiality conditions prescribed by the Commission, and

   (iii) Others, to the extent that access to such data can be
   accomplished in a manner that addresses concerns about the competitive
   sensitivity of the data and precludes public disclosure of any
   confidential information.

   (e) Respondents identified in paragraph (b) of this section shall file
   a revised version of FCC Form 477 if and when they discover a
   significant error in their filed FCC Form 477. For counts, a difference
   amounting to 5 percent of the filed number is considered significant.
   For percentages, a difference of 5 percentage points is considered

   (f) Failure to file the FCC Form 477 in accordance with the
   Commission's rules and the instructions to the Form 477 may lead to
   enforcement action pursuant to the Act and any other applicable law.

   [ 65 FR 19684 , Apr. 12, 2000;  65 FR 24654 , Apr. 27, 2000, as amended at
    67 FR 13224 , Mar. 21, 2002;  69 FR 77938 , Dec. 29, 2004;  69 FR 72027 ,
   Dec. 10, 2004;  73 FR 37881 , July 2, 2008;  78 FR 45470 , July 29, 2013;
    78 FR 49148 , Aug. 13, 2013;  84 FR 43723 , Aug. 22, 2019;  85 FR 838 , Jan.
   8, 2020;  85 FR 50907 , Aug. 18, 2020;  86 FR 18159 , Apr. 7, 2021]


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