FCC Invites Comments on TRS Fund Compensation for IP Relay

Comments due:  December 20, 2021
Reply comments due:  January 18, 2022

On August 6, 2021, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice) seeking comment on proposals to modify how providers of Internet Protocol Relay Service (IP Relay) are compensated by the TRS Fund.  The current IP Relay compensation plan expires on June 30, 2022.

On November 18, 2021, the comment due dates were published in the Federal Register.  On November 29, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice to announce the comment due dates.

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 No. 03-123 and RM-11820.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov

Press Release:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-modernize-telecommunications-relay-service-compensation-0
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-374694A1.docx
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-374694A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-374694A1.txt

IP Relay Compensation NPRM:
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-modernize-telecommunications-relay-service-compensation-0
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-95A1.docx
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-95A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-95A1.txt

Public Notice Announcing Comment Due Dates:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/ip-relay-compensation-methodology-comment-dates
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1480A1.docx
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1480A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1480A1.txt   

For general information regarding IP Relay, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/ip-relay.  For further information, please contact William Wallace, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-2716 or William.Wallace@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are ASL-fluent may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).