On February 26, 2018, the FCC granted a limited waiver for certain FY 2016 applicants and service providers to invoice the SLD beyond the 120-day extension already provided to them by Commission rules. The FCC took this action “…in response to the extraordinary circumstances created by technological system issues that delayed USAC’s issuance of post-commitment RFCDL’s….” The Order specifically allows applicants and service providers that timely requested and received the one-time 120 day extension to invoice for FY 2016 recurring charges from the SLD or are currently awaiting, or recently received a revised FCDL issued for a post-commitment change.
The Commission was concerned that many of these participants may not receive their RFCDL’s in time to submit accurate invoices by the February 27, 2018 extended invoice deadline. The FCC invoicing Order can be viewed here.