The State E-rate Coordinator Alliance (SECA) filed a Petition of Reconsideration with the FCC on May 12, 2016 asking the FCC to reconsider the April 26, 2016 Order denying 125 applicants an invoice deadline extension request. The FCC Order primarily impacted small school districts and cost the applicants over $2 million in E-rate support that was already committed to them. SECA’s Petition stated, that SECA “…strongly believes that the strict invoice deadline regulation and associated procedures enacted in the Modernization Orders for the sake of program efficiency have swung the pendulum too far and must be adjusted in order to ensure that other program goals are also met….”

The full SECA Petition can be viewed here.