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July Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On July 30, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released decisions related to requests for review, requests for waiver, and petitions for reconsideration of E-rate beneficiaries. 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:

  • Granting Additional Time to Respond to USAC’s Request for Information
  • Eligible Services
  • 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
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications –Application Filed More than 30 Days Late
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Payment of Non-discount Portion
  • Waiver of Special Construction Service Delivery Deadline
  • Price was the Primary Factor Considered

Appeals involving the following issues were denied:

  • Failure to Satisfy Debt/Red Light Rule
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Seeking Advance Payment for Multi-Year Contract
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests

The July 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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