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April Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On April 29, 2022, 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:

  • Granting Additional Time to Respond to USAC with Information
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Filed Within 14 Days of the Close of the Window
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 486
  • Necessary Resources
  • Remand to Examine Funding Issue
  • Service Delivery Deadline Extension Requirement Met
  • Substituting FCC Form 486 Certification and Information
  • Sufficient Information Provided to Determine Eligibility
  • USAC Decision Issued After Invoice Deadline
  • Waiver of Installment Payment Rules

Appeals involving the following issues were granted in part/denied in part:

  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Error and Ineligible Service

Appeals involving the following issues were denied:

  • Invoice Filing Deadline Extension
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 486
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests

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

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