Updated May 2018
In certain situations, applicants and service providers can request a change of the Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN). This number is also known as the service provider's 498 ID. A SPIN change may either be a corrective SPIN change or an operational SPIN change.
A corrective SPIN change is a notification to USAC that the SPIN associated with a Funding Request Number (FRN) is not correct. This occurs when:
Corrective SPIN changes include the following:
Corrective SPIN change requests must be submitted no earlier than the date of your Receipt Acknowledgment Letter (RAL)—unless you have been contacted by USAC for clarification about this application—and no later than the last date to submit an invoice.
An operational SPIN change is a request to change the actual service provider associated with an FRN. The change in service providers is the result of a deliberate decision by the applicant.
Operational SPIN changes must be submitted no earlier than the date of your Funding Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL) and no later than the last date to submit an invoice. USAC will not process requests for pre-commitment operational SPIN changes.
NOTE: Applicants who file SPIN change requests must still comply with the deadlines for FCC Form 486. If the SPIN change is being submitted near the invoicing deadline date, the parties may want to request an invoice deadline extension request. This will extend the invoice deadline while the SPIN change is being reviewed and processed.