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New Reply Comment Period End Date:  January 15, 2021

On December 17, 2020, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau released an Order extending the deadline for filing reply comments on the Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to reform inmate calling service rates and charges.  Reply comments are now due on January 15, 2021.

The FCC seeks comment on, among other things, the needs of incarcerated people with disabilities, including the types of telecommunications relay services (TRS) access technologies that these individuals require.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference WC Docket No. 12-375.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.

Order Extending the Comment Period:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/order-extending-reply-comment-deadline-2020-ics-fourth-fnprm
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1499A1.docx
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1499A1.pdf
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1499A1.txt

Report and Order on Remand and Fourth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-reduce-rates-and-charges-inmate-calling-services-0
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-111A1.pdf
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-111A1.txt

Public Notice Announcing Comment Due Dates:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/wcb-announces-comment-dates-ics-proceeding
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1256A1.docx
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1256A1.pdf
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1256A1.txt

For further information, please contact Erik Raven-Hansen of the Wireline Competition Bureau at (202) 418-1532 or Erik.Raven-Hansen@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).

Thursday, January 21, 2021