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May Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On May 28, 2021, the FCC issued a Public Notice deciding on 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:

  • Improper Service Provider Involvement – Potential Conflict of Interest
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Due to Circumstances Beyond Their Control
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Filed Within 14 Days of the Close of the Window
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Service Substitution
  • Upfront Recurring Charges

Appeals involving the following issues were granted in part, denied in part

  • SPIN Change

Appeals involving the following issues were denied:

  • Services Provided Outside of Funding Year
  • Improper Service Provider Involvement
  • Improper Service Provider Involvement (Service Provider Signature on FCC Form 470)
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests

The May 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 May decisions is 30 days from the release of the Public Notice.

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