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.
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
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.
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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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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.
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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: November 1, 2013