Late-Filed Forms Update: Airband Seeks Review of FCC Denial

Last week, we posted an entry about the tough stance the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau is taking on late-filed Universal Service Forms submitted by contributors. One of the parties whose USF appeal was denied, Airband Communications, has filed an application for review of the Bureau decision. The Commission yesterday asked for comment on the request. Comments are due September 30 and October 15.

The FCC’s quick action is unusual in one sense: the deadline for petitions for reconsideration or applications for review of the Denial Order is not until September 14. Other parties to the same order may file additional petitions on the same issue.