On September 26, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice requesting states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories apply for renewal of their telecommunications relay service (TRS)  certifications no later than December 1, 2022.  Current TRS certifications are scheduled to expire on July 25, 2023.  The Public Notice also reminds certified state and territory TRS programs that they must provide traditional (TTY-based) TRS, Spanish language traditional TRS, and speech-to-speech relay (STS) service.  Additionally, the Public Notice includes a timeline of FCC action for the certification process.

Links to the Public Notice:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-reminds-states-and-territories-recertify-trs-programs
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1007A1.docx   
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1007A1.pdf   
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-1007A1.txt

For general information about TRS, visit www.fcc.gov/trs.  For specific information, please contact Dana Warrick, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-2247 or Dana.Warrick@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in ASL may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Monday, September 26, 2022