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Reply Comments Due:  November 29, 2023

On November 15, 2023, the FCC released an order granting a request filed by consumer groups for an extension of the time in which to file reply comments in response to a petition by Securus Technologies, LLC (Securus).  Reply comments, originally due on November 20, 2023, are now due November 29, 2023.

Securus had filed a petition on October 27, 2023, requesting a one-year extension of the January 1, 2024, deadline for providers of incarcerated people’s communications services to make all forms of Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) available at covered correctional facilities. 

Interested parties may file reply comments by accessing the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference WC Docket Nos. 23-62 and 12-375.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov

Link to the Order Extending the Reply Comment Period:

URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/extending-reply-cycle-trs-carceral-access-waiver-petition

Link to the Public Notice for the Petition:

URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-sought-securus-petition-extend-deadline-offer-trs

For general information about TRS, visit https://www.fcc.gov/trs, and for general information about incarcerated people’s communications services, visit https://www.fcc.gov/general/ics-data-collections.  For specific questions about this Order, contact Michael Scott at (202) 418-1264 or by e-mail at Michael.Scott@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432‐2275.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023