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On July 6, 2017, the FCC released an item:
On August 23, 2017, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a Public Notice announcing that: (1) the item and final rules become effective September 21, 2017, and VRS providers must comply with the rule incorporating the VRS Interoperability Profile on or before December 20, 2017.
- Adopting a four-year rate plan to compensate video relay service (VRS) providers, effective from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2021;
- Amending its rules to permit server-based routing for video calls handled by VRS providers (both relay and point-to-point);
- Authorizing the use of money from the TRS Fund for Commission-overseen research and development;
- Eliminating rules providing for a neutral video communications service platform; and
Reestablishing the effectiveness of the rule incorporating the VRS Interoperability Profile.
Links to the Public Notice:
Links to the Report and Order and Order:
For further information about the item, please contact Bob Aldrich, CGB, (202) 418-0996, email Robert.Aldrich@fcc.gov or Eliot Greenwald, CGB, (202) 418-2235, email Eliot.Greenwald@fcc.gov. For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at 844-432-2275 (videophone).