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FCC Releases December Appeal Decisions

On December 28, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released decisions related to requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration of E-rate beneficiaries. The FCC dismissed 4 appeals, granted 26, and denied 33 on various grounds. 
Appeals involving the following issues were granted:
  • Appeal or Waiver Filed Few Days Late
  • Appeal or Waiver Timely Filed Based on Actual Notice
  • Granting Service Delivery Extension
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 486
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Proper Bid Evaluation
  • Unable to Timely File Awaiting USAC Action
  • Waiver of Competitive Bidding Requirement to Comply with State and Local Procurement Rules
  • Waiver of Service Delivery Deadline
Meanwhile, the FCC denied appeals involving the following issues:
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Relying on FCC Form 470 That Did Not Seek Bids on Types of E-Rate Services Later Requested
  • Untimely-Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests
The streamlined appeal decisions can be viewed here. The FCC directs USAC to complete its review of successful applications and issue a funding commitment or denial based on a complete review and analysis no later than 90 calendar days from the release of the Order. 
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