On July 20, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC released a public notice announcing the deadlines for filing comments on the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry, adopted on June 8, 2018. The deadlines were established following publication of a summary of the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the Notice of Inquiry in the Federal Register.
In the Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Commission seeks comment on various aspects of the IP CTS program, including compensation, funding, administration, provider practices, and 911 call quality. In the Notice of Inquiry, the Commission seeks comment on establishing IP CTS performance goals and metrics to ensure service quality for users and to evaluate the efficacy of the IP CTS program.
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 13-24. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by emailing FCC504@fcc.gov.
Comment Date for Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: September 17, 2018
Reply Comment Date for Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: October 16, 2018
Comment Date for Notice of Inquiry: October 16, 2018
Reply Comment Date for Notice of Inquiry: November 15, 2018
Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry:
General information about TRS is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/telecommunications-relay-services-trs. For further information, please contact Michael Scott, Disability Rights Office, CGB, at (202) 418-1264 or Michael.Scott@fcc.gov. 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). TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.