Transistion to FCC Data Collection Information 2014 – Form 477 data
The Office of Broadband Outreach and Development (OBOD) mapping team has started preparations for the
fall 2014 data submission to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on
The deadline for providers to update their mapping data with the Project has been extended to Sept. 19,
2014. This fall will be the last time the OBOD, and all other states and territories, will collect mapping
data directly from providers for the State Broadband Initiative (SBI).
Starting in spring 2015, OBOD will utilize broadband deployment (availability) data collected directly
from broadband service providers by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) using the new form 477.
The transition will take place this fall, with both the states SBI and the FCC collecting data from
broadband providers. The due date for the FCC’s new form 477 is also October 1, 2014.