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Released: January 3, 2012


Federal Communications Commission

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445 12th St., S.W.


Washington, D.C. 20554

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DA 12-01

Release Date: January 3, 2012






CG Docket No. 10-213

Comment Date: February 13, 2012
Reply Comment Date: March 14, 2012

On October 7, 2011, the Commission adopted and released a Report and Order1 which
implemented provisions of Section 104 of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video
Accessibility Act of 2010 (“CVAA”), Pub. L. 111-260. Section 104 of the CVAA added new Sections
716, 717, and 718 to the Communications Act of 1934, as amended,2 and was enacted by Congress to
ensure that people with disabilities have access to the communications technologies of the 21st century.
The Commission simultaneously adopted and released a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(“FNPRM”) seeking further comment on certain provisions in Sections 716, 717, and 718 of the CVAA.
The Report and Order and FNPRM were published in the Federal Register on December 30,
2011.3 Comments on the questions and proposals presented in the FNPRM are due on February 13, 2012,
and reply comments are due on March 14, 2012.


Pursuant to 47 CFR 1.415 and 1.419, interested parties may file comments and reply comments on or
before the dates indicated above. Comments may be filed using: (1) the Commission’s Electronic
Comment Filing System (ECFS); or (2) by filing paper copies. All filings should reference the docket
numbers of this proceeding, CG Docket No’s. 10-213 and 10-145, and WT Docket No. 96-198.
Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the Internet by accessing the
ECFS: Filers should follow the instructions provided on the

1 Implementation of Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by the Twenty-First
Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010
, CG Docket No. 10-213, Report and Order and
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 26 FCC Rcd 14557 (2011) (“CVAA Report and Order”).
2 Pub. L. No. 111-260, § 104.
3 Implementing the Provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, as Enacted by the Twenty-First Century
Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, 76 Fed. Reg. 82240 (Dec. 30, 2011).

website for submitting comments. In completing the transmittal screen, ECFS filers should
include their full name, U.S. Postal Service mailing address, and CG Docket No.
Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each
filing. Filings can be sent by hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by
first class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the
Commission’s Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings for the Commission’s Secretary must be
delivered to FCC Headquarters at 445 12th Street, SW, Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554.
The filing hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All hand deliveries must be held together with rubber
bands or fasteners. Any envelopes or boxes must be disposed of before entering the building.
Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent
to 9300 East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743. The complete text is also available on the
Commission’s Website at In
addition, parties must serve one copy of each pleading with the Commission’s duplicating contractor,
Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 12th Street, SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, or via
email to
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files,
audio format), send an e-mail to or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
at (202) 418-0530 (voice), or (202) 418-0432 (TTY).
Additional Information. For further information, contact Genevieve Ross, Wireless Telecommunications
Bureau, at 202-418-1305 and Rosaline Crawford, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-
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