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On July 6, 2017, the FCC adopted a four-year rate plan to compensate video relay service (VRS) providers, effective from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2021. In addition, in this order, the FCC:
- Amends its rules to permit server-based routing for video calls handled by VRS providers (both relay and point-to-point);
- Authorizes continued use of money from the TRS Fund for research and development;
- Eliminates the requirement for the FCC to build a neutral video communications service platform; and
- Sets a new effective date for the VRS Interoperability Profile.
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).