On December 15, 2017, the FCC released an appeal dating back to a 1998 USAC decision. Eagle Hill School had purchased internal connections for an ineligible residential school dormitory at the time and is now expected to pay USAC for the funds that should not have been committed and disbursed. In denying the appeal the FCC found:
- USAC’s effort to recover the support at issue was not time-barred;
- The Commission’s 2010 expansion of eligibility for support to cover applicants like Eagle Hill was not retroactive to funding year 1998;
- Eagle Hill is not exempt from a 2004 policy concerning which party is liable for rule violations
The FCC Decision can be viewed here.