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FCC ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP ON VIDEO RELAY SERVICE REFORM TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 17. 2009

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Released: December 3, 2009

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Federal Communications Commission

News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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Internet: http://www.fcc.gov

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TTY: 1-888-835-5322

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT

:
December 3, 2009 Rosemary Kimball 202-418-0511
E-mail: rosemary.kimball@fcc.gov

FCC ANNOUNCES WORKSHOP ON VRS REFORM

TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 17, 2009

Washington, DC – The Federal Communications Commission today announces it will hold a
workshop on December 17, 2009, as part of its comprehensive review of the Video Relay Service (VRS)
program, to ensure that the program’s underlying structure fosters the efficient, effective, and lawful
provision of VRS. This workshop is open to the public and is intended to gather data and information on
these key areas:
1) The most efficient way to deliver VRS, particularly whether the service should remain a
competitive service or be provided via competitive bidding;
2) A fair, efficient, and transparent compensation methodology; and,
3) Mechanisms for combating waste, fraud and abuse, addressing service rules, and addressing
technical matters such as interoperability, ten-digit numbering, and emergency call handling.
The Commission will provide additional details about the workshop as it approaches.
The workshop will be held in the Commission Meeting Room at the FCC’s Washington, DC,
headquarters, 445 12th St., SW, on Thursday, December 17, 2009, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm. The event will be
open to the general public. In order to ensure that everyone has access to the content, a live webcast of the
workshop will be available at the FCC’s website at http://www.fcc.gov/realaudio/, and archived for viewing
at a later time (at http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/dro/trs.html), or people may listen in to the workshop by dialing 1-
866-566-7390 and entering Code: 4732812. An agenda and list of participants will be released prior to the
workshop.
Open captioning and sign language interpreters will be provided for this event. Other reasonable
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please include a description of the
accommodation you will need and as much detail as possible. Also, please include your contact information.
Make your request as early as possible. Send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and
Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
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