“This page is a digitally archived AccessInfo Announcement”

On November 22, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission announced the tentative agenda for its open meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2016. 

At the December meeting, the Commission plans to consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to help achieve the transition from TTY technology to a reliable and interoperable means of providing real-time text (RTT) communication over wireless Internet protocol-enabled networks and services.  RTT allows text to be sent immediately as it is being created, enabling communications to flow back and forth in the same manner as voice communications.

Link to Chairman Wheeler’s announcement, “Head-start for the Holiday”:


Links to the December 2016 Meeting Agenda:

Web:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/chairman-wheeler-announces-tentative-agenda-december-open-meeting

Word:  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-342300A1.docx

PDF:    https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-342300A1.pdf

Text:    https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-342300A1.txt


The meeting will start at 10:30 a.m., in the Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC.  The meeting is open to the public and will be streamed live on the Internet with open captioning.


Reasonable Accommodations:  Open captioning and on-site sign language interpreting services will be provided for this event.  Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request, such as tactile interpreting services.  Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e‐mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or by calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 810-0444 (videophone), (202) 418-0432 (TTY).  Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed.  In addition, please include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information.  Please allow as much advance notice as possible; last‐minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016