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April Appeal Decisions Released by FCC

On May 1, 2024, the FCC issued its monthly Public Notice deciding 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 – Price as Primary Factor
  • Granting Additional Time to Respond to USAC Inquiry
  • Improper Service Provider Involvement – Potential Conflict of Interest
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Filed Within 14 Days of the Close of the Window
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications – Filed Within a Reasonable Period of Time Despite Technical Issues
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors
  • Ministerial and/or Clerical Errors – Invoicing

Appeals granted in part:

  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications

Appeals involving the following issues were denied or dismissed:

  • Dismissed as Moot
  • Dismissed for Failure to Comply with the Commission’s Basic Filing Requirements
  • Dismissed on Reconsideration
  • Denying Request to Change Application
  • Equipment Exceeds Reasonable Needs
  • Ineligible Services
  • Late-Filed FCC Form 471 Applications
  • Late-Filed Invoice or Invoice Deadline Extension
  • Untimely Filed Appeals or Waiver Requests

The FCC’s February appeal Order may be viewed here.

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