FCC Seeks Comment on Sorenson Petition for Stay

Oppositions Due: December 23, 2019

On December 16, 2019, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC released a public notice seeking comment on a petition filed by Sorenson Communications, LLC (Sorenson). Sorenson requests that the FCC suspend the April 29, 2020 compliance date of its rule requiring video relay service (VRS) providers to ensure that their VRS access technologies (that is, end user equipment and apps used for VRS) and video communication service platforms are interoperable with the Video Access Technology Reference Platform (VATRP) in accordance with the Interoperability Profile for Relay User Equipment (RUE Profile).

Interested parties may file oppositions by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings. All filings must reference CG Docket Nos. 10-51 and 03-123. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.

Links to Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-sought-petition-stay-rue-profile-and-vatrp-compliance
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1278A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1278A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-1278A1.txt

Links to Sorenson’s Petition:
PDF: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1205988400733/FINAL%20Petition%20for%20Stay%20of%20RUE%20VATRP%2019.12.05.pdf

General information about the TRS is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/telecommunications-relay-services-trs. For more information, please contact Michael Scott, Attorney Advisor, Disabily 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.