Cellular (CMRS) Registration Requirements
Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS, a/k/a cellular) providers are required to register with the Commission and to file annual questionnaires on intrastate revenues which are used to calculate assessments. CMRS providers, like all Wisconsin telecommunications providers, are subject to assessment for the Wisconsin universal service fund and for Commission expenses pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 196.85.
To Register as a CMRS:
The online filing form for CMRS registration is
The FAQ for the filing application is here: [Coming Soon]
When you launch the application, make note of the application number. You can edit an unsubmitted application using that number.
CMRS providers are required to upload a PDF copy of the company’s articles of incorporation (or equivalent) and, if an out-of-state company, a copy of the company’s registration with the Wis. Dept. of Financial Institutions.
Complete applications are normally processed within a day or two of receipt. The provider will be notified of completion via email. That email will include the company’s utility identification number.
If you have questions or comments about these issues, please contact Peter Jahn at (608)267-2338 or via email at
Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about using the Electronic Regulatory Filing System (ERF) should be directed to Jackie.Gardner at 608 261 8521, or via email at