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FCC Releases May Appeal Decisions

On May 31, 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 3 requests, granted 100 and denied 38 appeals on various grounds. 
Successful appeals tied were tied to:
  • Granting Additional Time to Respond to USAC's Request for Information
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications Filed within 14 Days of the Close of the Window
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Application – Due to Actions Beyond Its Control
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Unexpected Serious Illness or Death
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Waiver of Appeal- or Waiver-Filing Deadline
Denials were issued for appeals involving the following issues:
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests More than Twelve Months Late
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Unjustified Service Implementation Delay
  • 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.
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