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[News] FCC solicits comments on request for RDOF, CAF II amnesty


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The following article was published by Light Reading:


The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has published a public notice opening a comment period soliciting responses to a letter filed last week requesting the FCC grant a short amnesty period to providers seeking to relinquish their awards through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) and Connect America Fund II (CAF II).


As per the short notice, the Wireline Competition Bureau said it "seeks comment on a letter from 69 Internet Service Providers, Trade Associations, State and Local Officials, School Districts, Unions, and Civil Society Organizations.


"The letter requests that the Commission provide '[Rural Digital Opportunity Fund] and [Connect America Fund Auction] awardees who cannot or do not intend to build their networks a very short and expedited amnesty period of no more than a month that allows them to relinquish all or part of their winning areas without being penalized to the full extent that the Commission's rules provide'," reads the filing.


Comments are due March 26, 2024, and reply comments by April 9, 2024.


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