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Nov. Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On November 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:
  • 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
  • Permitting Service Provider Change
  • Waiver of Competitive Bidding Requirement to Comply with State and Local Procurement Rules
Appeals involving the following issues were denied:
  • Ineligible Entity for Second FY2020 Funding Window
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Operational SPIN Change Request
The November 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 November decisions is 30 days from the release of the Public Notice.
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