Oppositions due: March 9, 2021
Reply comments due: March 19, 2021

On October 2, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Report and Order (Order) establishing Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services (TFS) Fund compensation rates for the Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) for the next two years.  T-Mobile USA, Inc. on behalf of Sprint Communications Company L.P., and IDT Telcom, Inc. filed petitions for reconsideration of certain aspects of the IP CTS rates set in the Order.

On February 22, 2021, the opposition and reply due dates were published in the Federal Register.  On February 26, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice to announce the comment due dates.

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 Nos. 13-24, 03-123, and 10-51.  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.  

Press Release for Report and Order:
URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-reforms-ip-captioned-telephone-service-rates
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367241A1.docx
PDF:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367241A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-367241A1.txt

Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:
URL:     https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-reforms-ip-cts-rates-and-proposes-ip-cts-quality-metrics
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-132A1.docx
PDF:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-132A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-132A1.txt

Federal Register Notice (86 FR 10458):
URL:     https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/FR-2021-02-22/2021-01580
PDF:     https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-02-22/pdf/2021-01580.pdf

Public Notice (announcing comment due dates):
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-dates-set-petitions-reconsideration-ip-cts-rates
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-238A1.docx
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-238A1.pdf
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-238A1.txt

General information on TRS is available at www.fcc.gov/trs, and on IP CTS at www.fcc.gov/ipcts.  For further information, please contact William Wallace, Disability Rights Office, CGB, at (202) 418-2716 or William.Wallace@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).

Friday, February 26, 2021