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Correction – This notice replaces with the correct links to the Public Notice.


On August 27, 2014, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on a petition filed by Sprint requesting that the FCC waive a rule restriction in order to allow Sprint to load telephone numbers for using Federal Relay Service in the Internet-based Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Numbering Directory.


Sprint states that allowing Federal Relay Service’s toll-free and ten-digit numbers to be put into the numbering database will: (1) allow federal employees who are deaf and hard-of-hearing to make and receive point-to-point video calls; (2) increase the ability of Americans who are deaf and hard- of-hearing to reach federal employees, and (3) reduce the number of calls that must be supported by the FCC’s Interstate TRS Fund.


Comment Deadline: September 30, 2014


Reply Comment Deadline: October 10, 2014


For a copy of the Public Notice, go to:


Word:   https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14 -1249A1.docx


PDF:   https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-14 -1249A1.pdf


For further information, please contact Gregory Hlibok, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, at (202) 559-5158 (voice/videophone) or Gregory.Hlibok@fcc.gov.

Friday, November 18, 2016