Comments due:  August 21, 2023

Reply comments due:  August 31, 2023

On August 4, 2023, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on a petition filed by T-Mobile Accessibility.  The petition requests a limited waiver of the requirement that TTY-based relay services be capable of communicating with the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format, stating that the format is obsolete, rarely used, and inhibits innovation. 

 Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filing must reference CG Docket No. 03-123 and RM-11931. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov

Link to the Public Notice:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-sought-t-mobile-petition-waiver-tty-ascii-format  

For general information about TTY relay services, visit https://www.fcc.gov/tty-relay.  For specific questions about this item, please contact Ike Ofobike at (202) 418-1028, or by e-mail at Ike.Ofobike@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. 

Updated:
Tuesday, August 8, 2023