FCC Extends Comment Period for VRS Compensation NPRM

New Comment Due Date: July 29, 2021
New Reply Comment Due Date: August 13, 2021

On July 13, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice extending the deadlines for comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund compensation for the provision of video relay service (VRS). The FCC provided the extension so that interested parties have an opportunity to review updated provider cost and demand data placed in the record prior to filing comments in the NPRM.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the FCC’s 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 may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.

Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/vrs-compensation-nprm-comment-deadline-extended
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-828A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-828A1.docx
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-828A1.docx

NPRM and Order:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-comment-compensation-plan-video-relay-service-0
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-61A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-372626A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-61A1.txt

For general information about VRS, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/vrs. For specific questions about the VRS item, please contact Michael Scott, Disability Rights Office, CGB at (202) 418-1264 or Michael.Scott@fcc.gov. Individuals who use videophones and are ASL-fluent may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).