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Nov. Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On November  27, 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: 
  • Applicant Conducted Fair and Open Competitive Bidding Process
  • Eligible Entities
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Due to Actions Beyond Applicant’s Control
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Timely-Filed Appeal
  • Waiver of Late-filed Waiver Request
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 – Conflict of Interest
  • Improper Service Provider Involvement – Service Provider Involvement in Technology Plan
  • Ineligible Service
Appeals involving the following issues were dismissed:
  • Entity Fully Compensated for Funding Requested 
  • Requested Action Taken by USAC
The November appeal decisions can be viewed here
The original filings can be located using the FCC’s online electronic filing system
The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the November decisions is 30 days from the release of the Public Notice.
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