“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”

Comment Date: October 18, 2017

Reply Comment Date: October 30, 2017

On October 4, 2017, the FCC's Media Bureau released a Public Notice announcing the comment deadlines for a petition filed by National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) for partial reconsideration of the Commission’s Video Description Expansion Order.

NCTA requests that the Commission modifies the video description rules in order to:

  • allow networks to count repeated shows more often;
  • allow networks to re-count shows that are re-aired after a period of years; and
  • permit compliance to be averaged across multiple quarters.

Comments shall be filed in proceeding number 11-43, which may be accessed via the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/).

Links to the Public Notice announcing comment deadlines:
Word: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-17-967A1.docx
PDF:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-17-967A1.pdf
Text:   https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-17-967A1.txt

Link to the Federal Register publication:

Link to the NCTA Petition for Reconsideration:

For more information, please contact Maria Mullarkey, at 202-418-2120 or Maria.Mullarkey@fcc.gov. For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.


Monday, October 21, 2019