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February Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On February 28, 2022, 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.

E-rate program

Appeals involving the following issues were granted:

  • Grant on Reconsideration–Necessary Resources
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Service Implementation Delay
  • Untimely Filed Appeal
  • USAC Decision Issued After Invoice Deadline

Appeals involving the following issues were denied:

  • Invoice Deadline Extension
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests

Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program

Appeals involving the following issues were granted:

  • Late-Filed ECF FCC Form 471 Applications – Filed Within 14 Days of the Close of the Window
  • Late-Filed ECF FCC Form 471 Applications –Application Filed More than 30 Days Late

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

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