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FCC Form 486 notifies USAC that the Billed Entity and/or the eligible entities that it represents is receiving, or has received, service in the relevant funding year from the named service provider(s).
You can file this form online.
Applicants file an FCC Form 486 to:
Applicants cannot file the FCC Form 486 for an FRN until USAC issues a Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) with a positive funding commitment.
Early Filing: Applicants that have received an FCDL, confirmed with their service providers that services will start in July of the upcoming funding year, and can truthfully make all of the certifications on the form, can file FCC Form 486 early - that is, before services have started.
Deadline: FCC Form 486 must be received or postmarked no later than 120 days after the Service Start Date shown on the FCC Form 486 or 120 days after the date of the FCDL, whichever is later.
If the FCC Form 486 is received or postmarked after the deadline, USAC will adjust the Service Start Date on the FRNs on the FCC Form 486 to the date 120 days before the FCC Form 486 was received or postmarked. USAC will not pay discounts on services received before this date, and the applicant's funding commitment may be reduced.
USAC will issue an FCC Form 486 Urgent Reminder Letter to the applicant if an FCC Form 486 appears to be late based on the Service Start Date reported on the FCC Form 471 and the date of the FCDL.