Starting with December 31 2011, all FCC 477 Reporting should be done based on the 2010 Census tracts. Here is the link to the FCC notice which outlines the new procedures. Regarding Freeside, a few changes are needed to make sure your Freeside server is ready for the new requirements.
- Check to make sure you are running 2.3.2 or newer, if not, you will need to upgrade.
- Under Configuation -> Settings, set census_year to 2012, not 2010.
- Lastly, run the upgrade program to update the census tracts. As the freeside user run: freeside-censustract-update username ( Replace username with a valid username on the system )
Following the above steps will have your ready for this year’s round of FCC 477 reporting. ( If you need to do your first FCC 477 report, see the documentation. )