USAC has announced that the FY 2015 Form 471 application window will open at noon EST on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2015, and close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, March 26, 2015. The Form 471 filing window will be open for 72 days. The last date for applicants to post a Form 470 and start the competitive bidding and procurement cycle is Feb. 26, 2015, as FCC rules dictate that Form 470 responses need to be received for a minimum of 28 days before being evaluated.

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