On February 28, 2018, 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 4 requests, granted 4 and denied 15 appeals on various grounds. The SLD has 90 days to decide on the review of the successful appeals.

The successful appeals were tied to the following issues:
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 486
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
Denials were issued for appeals for these following issues:             
  • Timely Recovery of Funds
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Unjustified Service Implementation Delay
  • Untimely-Filed Appeals or Waivers
The appeal decisions can be viewed here.