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Comments Due:               December 27, 2017

Reply Comments Due:    January 26, 2018

Number portability allows consumers and businesses to keep their current phone number when changing providers or, in some instances, when moving to a new Iocation.   On October 26, 2017, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry to invite comment on the changes that would be required to implement number portability nationwide, allowing customers to keep their numbers when moving anywhere in the country, between all service providers, regardless of size or type. In paragraph 66 of the item (link below), the FCC seeks comment on how nationwide number portability may affect access to communications services for people with disabilities.  

Comments may be filed on WC Dockets Nos. 17-244 and 13-97  using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs. Should you have any questions, please contact Sherwin Siy, FCC Wireline Competition Bureau, Competition Policy Division, (202) 418-2783, Sherwin.Siy@fcc.gov.  For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.

Links to the NPRM and NOI:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-seeks-comment-moving-toward-nationwide-...
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-17-133A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-17-133A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-17-133A1.txt

Updated: 
Friday, October 18, 2019