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July Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On July 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:

  • Competitive Bidding – Bid Evaluation Done Properly
  • Competitive Bidding – Selecting Provider from State Master Contract
  • FCC Form 471 Applications Filed Timely
  • Granting Additional Time to Respond to USAC with Information
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Application Filed More than 30 Days Late
  • 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 486
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Signed Contract Requirement and Installation of Equipment
  • Spin Change
  • Waiver of Special Construction Service Delivery Deadline

Appeals involving the following issues were denied:

  • Failure to Post RFP for 28 Days in Violation of the Competitive Bidding Rule
  • Invoice Filing Deadline Extension
  • 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, available here:

The deadline for filing petitions for reconsideration or applications for review concerning the July decisions is 30 days from the release of the Public Notice.

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