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August Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On August 31, 2021, the FCC issued its monthly 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:

  • Demonstrating Extraordinary Circumstances Warranting an Invoice Rule Waiver
  • Incorrect Service Start Date on FCC Form 486
  • 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
  • Untimely Filed Appeal or Waiver Requests
  • Untimely Filed Appeal – Filed Within a Reasonable Period of Actual Notice
  • USAC Decision Issued After Invoice Deadline

Appeals involving the following issues were denied:

  • Failure to File FCC Form 470 for Current Funding Year
  • Invoice Deadline Extension Requests
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 486
  • Relying on FCC Form 470 That Did Not Seek Bids on Types of E-rate Services Later Requested
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests

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

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