Establishing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection; Modernizing the FCC Form 477 Data Program; Corrections

Federal Register, Volume 85 Issue 5 (Wednesday, January 8, 2020)
[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 5 (Wednesday, January 8, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 837-838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-27644]
47 CFR Parts 1, 20, and 43
[WC Docket Nos. 19-195 and 11-10; DA 19-1240; FRS 16319]
Establishing the Digital Opportunity Data Collection; Modernizing
the FCC Form 477 Data Program; Corrections
AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.
ACTION: Technical amendments.
SUMMARY: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission
(Commission), Managing Director, adopted an Order implementing non-
substantive revisions of the Commission's rules to eliminate a
redundant provision and modify related rules for consistency with the
amendments that the Commission adopted in a Report and Order published
in the Federal Register.
DATES: Effective on January 8, 2020.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Daly, Office of Managing
Director at (202) 418-1832.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Order,
DA 19-1240, released December 6, 2016. The full text of this document
is available for public inspection during regular business hours in the
FCC Reference Center, Room CY-A257, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC
20554 or at the following internet address:
    In the Report and Order, FCC 19-79, 84 FR 43705, August 22, 2019,
the Commission revised 47 CFR parts 1, 20, and 43 of the Commission's
rules to create a new Digital Opportunity Data Collection program and
to modify its existing FCC Form 477 Data Program. This Order implements
related revisions to eliminate redundancy and conform other rules to
the amendments adopted in the Report and Order.
    Specifically, both Sec. Sec.  1.7002 and 43.01(d) of the
Commission's rules (47 CFR 1.7002, 43.01(d)) establish requirements
regarding the frequency and content of FCC Form 477 filings. This Order
eliminates this potentially confusing redundancy by deleting Sec.
43.01(d). In turn, the deletion of
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paragraph (d) of Sec.  43.01 requires that paragraph (b) of Sec.  43.01
be amended to remove the cross-reference to the deleted paragraph (d).
In addition, Sec.  20.15(b)(1) of the rules (47 CFR 20.15(b)(1))
contains references to Sec. Sec.  1.7001 and 43.11 (47 CFR 1.7001,
43.11) that are inconsistent with the Commission's recent amendment of
Sec.  1.7001 and its repeal of Sec.  43.11. Accordingly, this Order
removes Sec.  43.01(d), revises Sec. Sec.  20.15(b)(1) and 43.01(b) for
conformity with these rule amendments, and corrects an error in Sec.
1.7001(a)(2)(iv). These changes should not be construed to change any
substantive requirements.
List of Subjects
47 CFR Part 1
    Administrative practice and procedure, Broadband, Reporting and
recordkeeping requirements, Telecommunications.
47 CFR Part 20
    Commercial mobile services, Reporting and recordkeeping
47 CFR Part 43
    Communications common carriers, Reporting and recordkeeping
    Accordingly, 47 CFR parts 1, 20, and 43 are revised by making the
following correcting amendments:
1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read as follows:
    Authority: 47 U.S.C. chs. 2, 5, 9, 13; 28 U.S.C. 2461 note,
unless otherwise noted.
Sec.  1.7001  [Amended]
2. In Sec.  1.7001(a)(2)(iv), remove the words ``Wireless service'' and
add, in its place, the words ``Wireless spectrum''.
3. The authority citation for part 20 continues to read as follows:
    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151, 152(a) 154(i), 157, 160, 201, 214,
222, 251(e), 301, 302, 303, 303(b), 303(r), 307, 307(a), 309,
309(j)(3), 316, 316(a), 332, 610, 615, 615a, 615b, 615c, unless
otherwise noted.
4. In Sec.  20.15, revise the first sentence of paragraph (b)(1) to
read as follows:
Sec.  20.15   Requirements under Title II of the Communications Act.
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    (b) * * *
    (1) File with the Commission copies of contracts entered into with
other carriers or comply with other reporting requirements, or with
Sec. Sec.  1.781 through 1.814 and 43.21 of this chapter; except that
commercial radio service providers that are facilities-based providers
of broadband service or facilities-based providers of mobile telephony
service, as described in Sec.  1.7001(b)(1) and (3) of this chapter,
are required to file reports pursuant to Sec. Sec.  1.7000-1.7002 of
this chapter. * * *
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5. The authority citation for part 43 continues to read as follows:
    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 35-39, 154, 211, 219, 220; sec.
402(b)(2)(B), (c), Pub. L. 104-104, 110 Stat. 129.
6. In Sec.  43.01, revise paragraph (b) and remove paragraph (d) to
read as follows:
Sec.  43.01   Applicability.
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    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, carriers
becoming subject to the provisions of the several sections of this part
for the first time, shall, within thirty (30) days of becoming subject,
file the required data as set forth in the various sections of this
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Federal Communications Commission.
Marlene Dortch,
[FR Doc. 2019-27644 Filed 1-7-20; 8:45 am]