FCC Record, Volume 15, No. 3, Pages 1205 to 1858, Supplement Page: 1,232
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Federal Commun 11ications ('onniission
Commission established a limited extension in its 'Ictalh Irc 'lc'ni( n Oic'il ()rfl 1 that would
permit schools anl libraries to he cliible tor additional disotints on recurring services
(primarily telecommunllicatizhons and Internet access) lor tile period of .anuary 1. 1999,) throllgh
June 30. 1999. hilich coincides wvith the extension of the initial ilndin, vclar.
3. Bv letter dated February 18. 1 999. the SLD indicated that, because Oltol's
request ;for discounts tor Internet access included internal connections components, SLD
reclassified the services as internal connections.4 BecaLuse internal connections services were
funded at the 70 percent level or above. Olton's finding request was approved.' Having been
reclassified as internal connections, however, these services were not deemed eligible by the
SLD for the extended Year 1 funding period for recurring services established in the Tenth
Reconsitlerition Order. In its appeal. by letter dat:d March 2, 1999, Olton requested that SLD
fund its request for discounts for internal connections for this extended funding period, from
December 31. 1998 through June 30, 1999. On May 27, 1999, the SLD affirmed its initial
finding decision and denied Olton's appeal.6 In the Administrator's Decision on Appeal, the
SLD reiterated that the services Olton listed as Internet access included some internal
connections services and were therefore reclassified. In addition, SLD explained that the sixmonth
funding extension does not apply to requests for discounts for internal connections.
4. In Olton's request for review of the SLD's decision that is now before us, Olton
objects to SLD's decision to reclassify its entire request for discounts for Internet access as
internal connections simply because its request included some internal connections components.
In addition, Olton requests that its funding request for Internet access less the internal
connections components be deemed eligible for the funding extension established in the Tenth
5. In Williamsburg-James City,' the Commission determined that, in cases where, as
here, an FCC Form 471 was submitted before the establishment of the Commission's rules of
priority in the Fifth Order on Reconsideration, 8 applicants could not have been aware of the need
3 See Federal-StateJoint Boardon UniversalService. Tenth Order on Reconsideration,CC Docket No. 96-45, 14
FCC Rcd 5983, para. 2 (1999) (Tenth Reconsideration Order).
4 Letter from the Schools and Libraries Division, Universal Service Administrative Company, to Linda Roper,
Olton Branch Library, dated February 18, 1999 (Funding Commitment Letter).
s Olton qualified for discounts at the 80 percent level.
6 Letter from the Schools and Libraries Division, Universal Service Administrative Company, to Linda Roper,
Olton Branch Library, dated May 27, 1999 (Decision on Appeal).
7 Request for Review of the Decision of the Universal Service Administrator by Williamsburg-James City Public
Schools, Order, CC Docket Nos. 96-45, 97-21, FCC 99-298, (rel. October 15, 1999) (Williamsburg-JamesCity).
Federal-State Joint Board on UniversalService, CC Docket No. 96-45, Fifth Reconsideration Order, 13 FCC Rcd
14915, 14938 at paras. 36-37 (1998) (Fifth ReconsiderationOrder).
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