The FCC consolidated 29 cases where the SLD mistakenly concluded that applicants violated the competitive bidding regulations. Before Funding Year 2004, based on the "Tennessee Order", the FCC required that schools take price into consideration when awarding the most cost-effective bidder. However, starting in Funding Year 2004, due to the Ysleta Order, the FCC concluded that price had to be the primary factor in selecting a winning bid.
The SLD denied 29 applicants funding in funding years 2000–2003 because they determined that price was not the primary factor when they determined their winning bidder. The FCC remanded these cases back for processing because the SLD used the wrong standard for these funding years. They used the Ysleta Order standard instead of the Tennessee Order.