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FCC Extends Waiver of Gift Rules to 12-31-2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:00 AM

The FCC extended the waiver of the gift rules for RHC and E-rate plus extended deadline for certain USAC information requests.

Due to the ongoing disruptions caused by COVID-19 to program participants and the continued need for robust connectivity, we find good cause to extend our waivers of the RHC and E-Rate program gift rules through December 31, 2020.   In addition, we waive the RHC deadline for responding to information requests from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) through December 31, 2020. Finally, we direct USAC to provide a 30-day extension to E-Rate program participants impacted by the pandemic that request an extension to respond to certain USAC information requests, including those related to Program Integrity Assurance (PIA) requests, issued through December 31, 2020.

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