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October Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On October 31, 2019, the FCC issued a Public Notice resolving a number of requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration related to actions by USAC.
The FCC resolves requests that are consistent with its precedent by issuing a “streamlined” list of decisions and classifying the matters based on the issue involved and the FCC rule in question. 
Appeals involving the following issues were granted: 
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications Filed within 14 days of the Close of the Window
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 486
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Payment of Applicant’s Non-Discounted Share
  • Waiver of Late-filed Waiver Request
  • Waiver of Late-filed Waiver Request – USAC Error
  • Incorrect Service Category
Appeals involving the following issues were denied: 
  • Incorrect Service Category
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests    
  • Improper Service Provider Involvement 
Appeals involving the following issues were dismissed:
  • Relief sought already granted by Bureau 
  • Action requested by petitioner taken by USAC 
  • Failure to comply with FCC’s basic filing requirements 
  • Petition for reconsideration failed to identify any material error, omission, or reason warranting reconsideration
  • Failure to file petition for reconsideration within 30-day deadline
The October appeal decisions can be viewed here 
The original filings can be located using the FCC’s online electronic filing system here
The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the October decisions is 30 days from the release of the Public Notice.
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