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Comments due: July 11, 2016
Reply comments due: July 25, 2016

On April 28, 2016, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to seek comment on proposals to replace FCC rules requiring support for TTY technology with rules requiring support for real‐time text (RTT) technology. The NPRM is designed to ensure that millions of Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech disabled, and deaf‐blind who rely on text‐based communications are able to access communication over Internet Protocol (IP) networks and services.

On May 25, 2016, the FCC released a public notice announcing the comment due dates for this proceeding. Comments may be filed online in CG Docket No. 16‐145 at this link: http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/.  For more information about RTT, please contact Suzy Rosen Singleton at Suzanne.Singleton@fcc.gov. For more information about filing comments and for those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432‐2275.

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Friday, September 16, 2016