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FCC Releases June Appeal Decisions

On June 29, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released several appeal decisions related to the requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration of E-rate beneficiaries. The FCC granted or partially granted 79 requests and petitions and denied or dismissed 44 appeals on various grounds.

Successful Appeals were tied to:

  •  Granting Additional Time to Respond to USAC’s Request for Information;
  •  Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications -Circumstances Beyond Applicant’s Control;
  •  Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications Filed within 14 days of the Close of the Window;

Appeals involving the below issues were denied:

  •  FCC Form 470 Competitive Bidding Issues;
  •  Funding Disbursed for Undelivered Services;
  •  Invoice Deadline Extension Requests;
  •  Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications;
  •  Seeking E-rate Support for Services Not Covered by the Applicant’s Competitive Bidding Process;
  •  Untimely Filed Request for Review

The FCC directed USAC to render a decision of the successful appeals within 90 days.  The June Streamlined Appeal Decisions can be viewed here.

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