Filing FCC Form 486

After applicants have received an FCDL with a positive funding commitment and services have started for the funding year, they must file an FCC Form 486 to accomplish the following:

  • To notify USAC that services have started and USAC can process invoices (FCC Form 472 and FCC Form 474).  NOTE: Service providers must also file FCC Form 473, the Service Provider Annual Certification Form, for the funding year before USAC can pay invoices.
  • To certify that the entities receiving services are covered by approved technology plan(s) – if required – and to provide the name(s) of the technology plan approver(s) that approved those technology plans. NOTE: Technology plans are not required for FY2015 and subsequent funding years. Technology plans were not required for Priority One services for Funding Year 2011 and later.
  • To certify the status of compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). (Read More)