The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) has announced a June 30, 2017 filing deadline and streamlined filing procedures for the biennial recertification of study area boundary data. Incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) and state commissions that have voluntarily agreed to file study area boundary data on behalf of some or all ILECs operating within their jurisdictions (certifying state commissions) must review and recertify study area boundary data every two years. The most recent previous recertification period ended on May 26, 2015.
ILECs and state commissions that have uploaded and certified new boundaries between December 31, 2016 and March 15, 2017 are not required to recertify their data this year. All other ILECs and state commissions responsible for study area boundary information must recertify their information. Instructions can be found in the Public Notice.