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Comments due:  September 25, 2019

Reply Comments due:  October 10, 2019

On August 26, 2019, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the FCC released three separate public notices seeking comment on applications to provide Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS).  Applications were filed by VTCSecure, LLC (VTCSecure), MachineGenius, Inc. (MachineGenius), and Clarity Products, LLC (Clarity).  CGB also seeks comment on requests by MachineGenius and Clarity for waiver of certain rules applicable to the provision of IP CTS.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference CG Docket No. 03-123.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov

Public Notice on VTCSecure’s Application:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/seeking-comment-vtcsecure-application-provide-ip-cts
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-818A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-818A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-818A1.txt

VTCSecure’s Application:
PDF: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10526309423109/VTCSECURE%20PUBLIC%20APPLICATION.pdf

Public Notice on MachineGenius’s Application:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/seeking-comment-machinegenius-application-provide-ip-cts  
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-819A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-819A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-819A1.txt

MachineGenius’s Application:
PDF: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1014215719459/IPCTS%20Application_-%20PUBLIC%20NON-CONFIDENTIAL.pdf

MachineGenius’s Petition for Waiver:
PDF:  https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1014215719459/IPCTS%20Waiver%20Request_PUBLIC.pdf

Public Notice on Clarity’s Application:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/seeking-comment-clarity-application-provide-ip-cts
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-820A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-820A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-820A1.txt

Clarity’s Application:
PDF: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10605061608537/Redacted%20IP%20CTS%20Certification%20Application.pdf

General information about TRS is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/telecommunications-relay-services-trs.  For further information, please contact Michael Scott, Disability Rights Office, CGB, at (202) 418-1264 or Michael.Scott@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).  TTY users may call the FCC’s TTY number at (888) 835-5322.

Updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019