Telecommunications Reporting Requirements

Louisiana Public Service Commission ("LPSC" or "Commission") General Order No. 2 dated July 1, 1921 requires all companies providing utility and telecommunications services within the state of Louisiana and under the jurisdiction of the LPSC to file an annual report of its financial and operating conditions. The filing deadline for the annual reports is 120 days from the end of the calendar year, or the applicable fiscal year. Effective June 19, 2012, the late fee penalty for failure to file an annual report by the filing deadline is $500. Repeated offenses or failure to pay late fee penalties may result in fines and/or penalties including the revocation of a company's certificate of authority to operate. Pursuant to  General Order dated November 22, 2011, (Docket No. R-31953), "All Annual Reports filed with the Commission by regulated companies shall form the basis for the assessment of I & S Fees as provided for in La. R.S. 45:1179 and shall be sworn to before a notary public by the owner or officer/officers having personal knowledge of the facts set forth therein."


All companies are expected to print the appropriate forms, complete the forms, and return the forms to the Commission on or before the filing deadline. All financial information provided must be Louisiana specific. Utilities may utilize a filing format other that those provided if approved in advance by the Commission. Utility or Carrier Annual Report filings should be addressed to:

Louisiana Public Service Commission
Attn: Utilities Division - Annual Report
PO Box 91154

Baton Rouge, LA  70821-9154

Companies are advised to retain a complete copy of each annual report submittal for their records. Further, companies are encouraged to submit annual report filings via traceable delivery, such as certified or delivery confirmed mail. If a stamped “received” copy is requested, please include a copy and a self-addressed return envelope. 


In addition, any future changes to the fiscal year end should also be provided to the Commission in writing.  Written requests for an extension of the filing deadline should be received by the Commission two weeks prior to the filing deadline.  Questions may be directed to the Utilities Division at (225) 342-4999.


Reporting Requirements

Company Type Report Name Reference Reporting Year Due Date Contents
All Carriers
Annual Financial Reports

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General Order #2 7-1-1921 & General Order 6-19-2012 Calendar Year
Fiscal Year
120 days from then end of the calendar year or fiscal year Income statement & balance sheet Specific to Louisiana
LECs & CLECs Service Quality Reports

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General Order 3/11/2014 Sections 302.B & 701.J.3 Semi-annually September 30th & March 31st Commission Complaints per 10,000 access lines for LECs with more than 100,000 access lines; or Commission Complaints per 100 access lines for LECs with less than 100,000 access lines regarding residential telecom service.

Local Terminating Traffic Report

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General Order 3/11/2014 Section 901.G Annually April 1st ILECs and CLECs shall file reports with the Commission Secretary on April 1st of each year which show, by month, the volume of local terminating traffic delivered to ILECs or CLECs during the previous year.
ILECs Under Price CAP Regulation Marketplace Data Submissions and Related Monitoring General Order 3/11/2014 Section 701.J.1 Upon Request Upon Request Upon request, an ILEC regulated under the Price Plan shall furnish the Commission, data related to the following:
a. Changes in the marketplace,
b. The impact of competition on the ILEC,
c. The competitive status of services to determine the degree of competition in their provisioning,
d. The impact of federal initiatives,
e. The technical compatibility between carriers, &
f. Service performance of new market entrant.
ILECs Under Price Cap Regulation Unless otherwise exempt Financial Reporting General Order 3/11/2014 Section 703.J.2 Within Thirty Days of Issuance Within Thirty Days of Issuance An ILEC regulated under the Price Plan shall furnish the Commission the following data within thirty days of issuance:
a. Annual Reports of the ILEC and parent corporation.
b. Forms 10Q and 10K of the ILEC and parent corporation,
c. Proxy statements containing financial data not in annual reports,
d. Shareholder Newsletters &
e. ARMIS Reports.
ILECs Service Category Classification Report General Order 3/11/2014 Section 701.F.3 Annually July 1st ILEC shall file a "Service Category Classification Report" with the Commission, which shall address the classification of new services and the reclassification of existing services. The Report shall identify all new services introduced during the 12 month period through May 31 of that year and provide the basis for the proposed market classification.  New services proposed as competitive will be exempted from these reporting requirements. The Report shall include any proposals for reclassifying any services, demonstrate the basis for the proposal and meet the requirements for reclassification as specified in the Plan.
PSP, OSPs & COCOTS Annual Service Report and Payphone Station Listing

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General Order 8/14/97 Section 302 Annually May 30th Companies shall provide a report that includes a listing of all of its payphone stations by number and station address

*Footnote: This report should be filed in conjunction with the TSP Annual Financial Report.