Definition Edit

A Petition for Reconsideration is a written request submitted to the Federal Communications Commission for review of an action it has previously taken.

Overview Edit

Applicants have 30 days after a Report & Order is published in the Federal Register to file comments with the FCC. The agency will consider public comments, replies, and industry concerns before finalizing its initial decision. As a result of the review process, the FCC will either issue a Memorandum Opinion and Order amending its initial decision, or deny the Petition for Reconsideration.