The USAC Board is recommending specific dates for the establishment of the Form 471 Filing Window for Funding Year 2010. The Board will request authorization to accept Forms 471 between Noon Eastern Time on December 1, 2009 and 11:59 PM Eastern Time on February 15, 2010. If approved as recommended, the Filing Window would be open for 77 days.
Currently, the FCC has not approved the final Eligible Services List (ESL) for Funding Year 2010. The ESL must be approved before the SLD can open the filing window. According to FCC rules, the ESL must be released for at least 90 days prior to the opening of the filing window; however this rule has been waived each year by the FCC.