FCC Invites Comment on VRS Providers’ Joint Petition for Waiver

Comments Due Date: July 26, 2018

Reply Comments Due Date: August 10, 2018

On June 26, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a public notice inviting comment on a petition filed by five video relay service (VRS) providers. The VRS providers request a limited waiver of the Commission’s rules to permit them to provide service to a new user, or to a user whose VRS telephone number has been ported from another provider, while that user’s verification through the Telecommunications Relay Service User Registration Database (TRS-URD) is pending.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings. All filings must reference CG Docket Nos. 03-123 and 10-51. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to [email protected].

Links to the Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-invites-comment-vrs-providers-joint-petition-waiver
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-664A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-664A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-18-664A1.txt

Link to the VRS Providers’ Joint Petition for Waiver:
PDF: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/106200478023232/2018-06-19%20Industry%20Waiver%20Petition%20(FINAL).pdf

For further information, please contact Michael Scott, Disability Rights Office, CGB, at (202) 418-1264 or [email protected]. Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone). Individuals using a text teletypewriter (TTY) may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322. General information about TRS is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/telecommunications-relay-services-trs.