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May Appeal Decisions Released

On May 31, 2017, 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 dismissed 10 requests, granted 65 and denied 34 appeals on various grounds. 
Successful Appeals were tied to:
  • Ineligible Items Not Included as Factor in Vendor Selection
  • Eligible Entities
  • Granted on Reconsideration – Technology Plan Requirement
  • Granting Additional Time to Respond to USAC’s Request for Information
  • Incorrect Service Start Date on FCC Form 486
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications Filed within 14 Days of the Close of the Window
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Error
  • Unable to Timely Invoice Awaiting USAC Action
  • Waiver of Appeal Filing Deadline
Appeals involving the below issues were denied:
  • Considering Price of Eligible and Ineligible Items as Primary Factor in Vendor Selection Process
  • Failure to Consider All Bids
  • Improper Service Provider Involvement
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • State Master Contract
  • Untimely Filed Requests for Review
The streamlined appeal decisions can be viewed here.
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