Yes, WISPs must fill out Form 477. Here is the link to the
the form: http://www.fcc.gov/Forms/Form477/477instr.pdf
In that form, the relevant part is below. And as an aside, sheesh,
should try to be a little nicer to each other. And that's coming from a
. Facilities-based Providers of Broadband Connections to End User
Entities that are facilities-based providers of broadband connections -
which, for purposes of this information collection, are wired "lines" or
wireless "channels" that enable the end user to receive information from
and/or send information to the Internet at information transfer rates
exceeding 200 kbps in at least one direction - must complete and file
applicable portions of this form for each state in which the entity
one or more such connections to end user locations.
For the purposes of Form 477, an entity is a "facilities-based"
broadband connections to end user locations if it owns the portion of
physical facility that terminates at the end user location, if it
unbundled network elements (UNEs), special access lines, or other leased
facilities that terminate at the end user location and provisions/equips
them as broadband, or if it provisions/equips a broadband wireless
to the end user location over licensed or unlicensed spectrum. Such
include incumbent and competitive local exchange carriers (LECs), cable
system operators, fixed wireless service providers (including "wireless
ISPs"), terrestrial and satellite mobile wireless service providers,
providers, electric utilities, municipalities, and other entities. (Such
entities do not include equipment suppliers unless the equipment
uses the equipment to provision a broadband connection that it offers
public for sale. Such entities also do not include providers of fixed
wireless services (e.g., "Wi-Fi" and other wireless ethernet,or wireless
local area network, applications) that only enable local distribution
sharing of a premises broadband facility.) For such entities, the
portions of the form are: 1) the Cover Page; 2) Part I; 3) Part IV (if
necessary); and the relevant portion(s) of Part V.
Kristopher E. Twomey
Telecom/Internet Law and Regulatory Consulting
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1. Re: [WISPA] FCC Form 477 Due March 1st (Marlon K. Schafer)
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2006 20:24:50 -0800
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It was 400 wisps last I heard.
You HAVE to fill it out. Doesn't do anything for you to not fill it out
On this note. I spent quite a bit of time on the phone with the 477
today (we're working with them on a solution for those that don't have
It turns out it's not unusual for third parties to file for you. You
have to sign a form saying that the info from the other party is
Many small telcos have consultants or lawyers do it for them.
Having said that, we'll send them in for anyone that doesn't want to
the time/can't figure it out/doesn't have the needed software. I'll
gals ding your cc for $25 to cover their time.
I think this is something that wispa could also do for folks. Anyone
to volunteer their time for this? I can help you figure out how to
the forms for others. It'll take a bit the first time or two but
it shouldn't be too hard.