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On December 22, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission released an Order granting United States Cellular Corporation (US Cellular) a retroactive extension of a previously granted waiver of the Commission’s accessibility rules to the extent they require Commercial Mobile Radio Services (CMRS) providers to support text telephony (TTY) technology.  The previously granted waiver expired June 30, 2020.  This extension of the waiver is retroactive only and applies to the period from July 1 through October 26, 2020, the date on which US Cellular launched real-time text (RTT)—the modern replacement for TTY.

Order:
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/us-cellular-granted-waiver-extension-tty-support
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1520A1.docx
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1520A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-1520A1.txt

General information on TTY is available at http://www.fcc.gov/tty-relay and on RTT at http://www.fcc.gov/real-time-text.  For further information, please contact William Wallace, Disability Rights Office, FCC, 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).

Updated: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021