Lifeline

National Lifeline Accountability Database (NLAD)

NLAD Migration

NLAD migration was the process of carriers transitioning from scrubbing to NLAD 'live' production. Participating states were placed into six groups. Each group moved through the migration process on its own schedule. All carriers migrated to NLAD production from December 2013 through March 2014.

Group 1
(First 5 States)
Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6

Maryland, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Washington

Massachusetts, Ohio, Georgia, West Virginia, Maine, Rhode Island, Mississippi

Missouri, Kentucky, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, Michigan

New York, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Illinois, New Jersey

Kansas, Connecticut, Indiana, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Utah, New Mexico, Iowa

South Dakota, Colorado, Nevada, Montana, Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa

Migration took place on a rolling basis. The schedule is outlined in the table below.

Migration Step Group 1 (First five states) Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6
Data Scrubbing

On this date, carriers must begin to submit their Lifeline Program subscriber list to NLAD. In order to submit their subscriber list, the 497 Officer must first establish NLAD user accounts.

December 16, 2013 January 20, 2014 January 27, 2014 February 3, 2014 February 10, 2014 February 17, 2014

During this time, in the production environment, carriers may "scrub" their subscriber list by submitting the list to NLAD to receive error messages and make corresponding data corrections. Carriers can continue to resubmit their data as often as possible to correct errors during this timeframe. A complete subscriber list must be submitted each time, not just corrected data.

December 16, 2013 - February 10, 2014
(MD)

February 17, 2014
(Rest of Group 1)

January 20 - February 23, 2014 January 27 - March 2, 2014 February 3 - March 9, 2014 February 10 - March 16, 2014 February 17 - March 23, 2014
Pre-Production

On this date, in the pre-production environment, carriers can submit a subset of their Lifeline Program subscriber list (up to 1,000 records) so that carriers can perform end-to-end testing and conduct training for their staff.

January 13, 2014 February 3, 2014 February 10, 2014 February 17, 2014 February 24, 2014 March 3, 2014

During this time, the NLAD pre-production environment is available to carriers to test the system and to train their staff.

Scrubbing and pre-production is being performed in separate system environments so this work may be performed simultaneously.

1st state (MD): January 13 , 2014 - February 9, 2014

Remainder of Group 1: January 13, 2014 - February 16, 2014

February 3, 2014 - February 23, 2014 February 10, 2014 - March 2, 2014 February 17, 2014 - March 9, 2014 February 24, 2014 - March 16, 2014 March 3, 2014 - March 23, 2014
Final Data Submission

On this date, carriers are required to submit their final subscriber list to the NLAD production environment. This transmission of data to the production environment must happen no later than noon EST. This submission must be a complete, clean set of all Lifeline Program subscribers.

1st state (MD): February 10, 2014

Remainder of Group 1: February 18, 2014

February 24, 2014

March 3, 2014

March 10, 2014

March 17, 2014

March 24, 2014

Live in NLAD

On this date, USAC will begin migrating carrier data into NLAD 'live' production. USAC will notify carriers once the data is migrated and carriers are 'live' in NLAD. Upon notification, carriers will be required to use NLAD to add, enroll, edit, and de-enroll subscribers from this date forward.

At this time, only transaction data will be submitted, not complete refreshes.

1st state (MD): February 13, 2014

Remainder of Group 1: No earlier than February 21, 2014

February 27, 2014 March 6, 2014 March 13, 2014 March 20, 2014 March 27, 2014

Note that dates included in the schedule are subject to change.