Receipt of Service Confirmation Form
The main purpose of the Form 486 is to notify USAC that services have begun on an approved funding commitment and for the applicant to certify they are in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act.
A Form 486 is an applicant form that cannot be filed until receipt of a Funding Commitment Decision Letter from the SLD. The SLD cannot process a payment related to a Funding Request Number (FRN) unless a properly completed Form 486 has been submitted by the applicant and processed by the SLD for that FRN.
A Form 486 must be postmarked within 120 days after services have started or 120 days of the Funding Commitment Decision Letter, whichever is later. If the Form 486 is delayed, it may jeopardize some of the applicant’s approved discounts.