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October Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On October 30, 2020, the FCC issued its monthly Public Notice deciding a number of requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration related to actions taken 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:
  • Discount Calculation – Allowing Resubmission of Discount Information
  • Signed Contract Requirement
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Filed within 14 Days of the Close of the Window
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Funding Year 2020 Application Less Than 60 Days Late
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors – FRN Omitted from FCC Form 471 Application
  • Upfront Recurring Charges
  • Duplicative Services (Granted in Part)
Appeals involving the following issues were denied:
  • Improper Service Provider Involvement
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Relying on FCC Form 470 That Did Not Seek Bids on Type of E-rate Services Later Requested
  • Service Substitution
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests
The October appeal decisions can be viewed here
The original filings can be located using the FCC’s online electronic filing system, available 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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