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September Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On September 30, 2022, the FCC issued its monthly Public Notice deciding several 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:

  • Competitive Bidding – Bid Evaluation
  • Grant on Reconsideration – Untimely Appeal Waiver
  • 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
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Service Implementation Delay
  • Waiver of Appeal Filing Deadline
  • Waiver of Special Construction Service Delivery Deadline

Appeals involving the following issues were denied:

  • Invoice Filing Deadline Extension
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests

Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) Program

Appeals involving the following issues were denied:

  • Voluntarily Reduced ECF Funding Requests

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

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