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FCC Releases June E-rate Appeal Decisions

On June 30, 2015, the FCC released several appeal decisions related to the E-rate program. The FCC granted 27 appeals and waivers, while denying 25 appeals.

Successful appeals and waiver requests dealt with the following issues:

  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 applications filed within 14 days of the close of the window
  • Late Filed FCC Form 471 applications – circumstances beyond applicant’s control
  • Violation of the 28-Day competitive bidding requirement
  • Providing applicants 15 days to submit supporting discount calculation documentation

Appeals were denied regarding the following issues:

  • Failure to consider price as the primary factor in vendor selection process
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late filed FCC Form 471 application
  • Violation of the 28-Day competitive bidding requirement

The FCC appeal decisions can be viewed here.

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