Starting with December 31 2011, all FCC 477 Reporting should be done based on theÂ 2010 Census tracts. Â Here is the link to theÂ FCC notice which outlines the new procedures.Â Regarding Freeside, a few changes are needed to make sure your FreesideÂ 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:Â freeside-censustract-update username (Â 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.Â ( If you need to do your first FCC 477 report, see the documentation. )