On June 29, 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 9 and denied 33 appeals on various grounds. 
 
Successful appeals tied were tied to:
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications Filed within 14 Days of the Close of the Window
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Due to Actions Beyond Its Control
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Waiver of Appeal- or Waiver-Filing Deadline
Denials were issued for appeals involving the following issues:
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Seeking E-rate Support for Services Not Covered by the Applicant’s Competitive Bidding Process
  • Untimely-Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests
The Order directs USAC to issue a funding commitment within 90 calendar days from the release of this notice. The FCC appeal decisions can be viewed here.