Comments Due:  March 9, 2022
Reply Comments Due:  March 24, 2022

On January 27, 2022, the FCC invited comments on proposed new rules that would require broadband providers to display easy-to-understand labels to allow consumers to comparison shop for broadband services.   

In this Notice for Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC also emphasized its commitment to ensuring that broadband networks are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.  The FCC seeks comment on whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and the guidance developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative would provide the best likelihood of ensuring that consumers with disabilities will be able to access necessary information about broadband services.  The FCC also seeks comment how best to ensure that any required labels are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference CG Docket No. 22-2.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.   

Links to the NPRM:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-acts-empower-broadband-consumers-through-transparency-0  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-22-7A1.docx  
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-22-7A1.pdf  

Link to the Public Notice Announcing Comment Due Dates:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/cgb-announces-comment-dates-notice-proposed-rulemaking  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-118A1.docx  
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-118A1.pdf  

For more information about this item, please contact Erica H. McMahon, Consumer Policy Division, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, (202) 418-0346, or Erica.McMahon@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 (videophone).

Updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2022