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National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program

The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) enables low-income individuals who are deaf-blind to access 21st Century communications services.  This program will help ensure that qualified individuals have access to the Internet, and advanced communications, including interexchange services and advanced telecommunications and information services.

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To learn more about the NDBEDP National Outreach Campaign, visit www.iCanConnect.org or call 1-800-825-4595.
To Find the NDBEDP Certified Program in your State go to www.icanconnect.org/partners.php.
NDBEDP Rules:  47 C.F.R. § 64.610
Releases:

7-16-14 Commission Announces Entities Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Indiana and Minnesota.
DA 14-1010.
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7-3-14 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Iowa. DA 14-964.
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7-1-14 Bureau Announces 2014-2015 State Allocations for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 14-947.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

6-4-14 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the States of Indiana and Minnesota. DA 14-775.
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6-2-14 Commission Announces Entities Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Vermont and Nebraska.
DA 14-760.
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5-2-14 FCC Extends Deadline for Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for the State of Nebraska. DA 14-608.
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4-22-14 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the States of Vermont and Nebraska. DA 14-524.
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2-7-14 Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals; Order Extending NDBEDP Pilot Program to June 30, 2015.
Adopted 2/7/14 by Order. DA 14-170.
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12-19-13 Commission Announces Entity Selected for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program for Mississippi. DA 13-2432.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

10-30-13 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Mississippi. CG Docket No. 10-210. DA 13-2097.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

7-16-13 Commission Announces Entity Selected For Certification To Participate In The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program For Nevada. DA 13-1583.
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7-1-13 Bureau Announces 2013-2014 State Allocations For The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 13-1488.
Public Notice: Word || PDF

5-8-13 FCC Invites Applications for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program in the State of Nevada. DA 13-107.
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7-2-12 Commission Announces Entities Certified to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 12-1050.
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7-2-12 Commission Announces Launch of the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 12-1051.
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6-8-12 Perkins School for the Blind to Conduct National Outreach for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 12-910. CG Docket Number 10-210.
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3-20-12  In the Matter of Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals. Conditionally waived Section 64.610(f)(2) of the Commission's rules to the extent it only permits entities that are certified to participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP) to submit claims for reimbursement every six months. Docket No. 10-210. DA 12-430.
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10-21-11 FCC Invites Applicants to Conduct National Outreach for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 11-1767.
Public Notice: Word|| PDF

9-22-11 FCC Announces 60-Day Period to Apply for Certification to Participate in the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program. DA 11-1591
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4-6-11 FCC Acts to Ensure That Deaf-Blind Individuals Have Access to 21st Century Communications Technologies.
News Release: Word|| PDF
Report & Order: Word|| PDF
Copps Statement: Word|| PDF

1-14-11 Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals. FCC 11-3.
NPRM: Word|| PDF
Genachowski Statement: Word|| PDF

11-3-10 The Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau Seeks Comment on Implementation of Requirement to Define Programs for Distribution of Specialized Customer Premises Equipment used by Individuals who are Deaf-Blind. Docket No. 10-210. DA 10-2112
Comments Due: 11-17-2010. Reply Comments Due: 11-23-2010.
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Updated: July 17, 2014
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