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Comments Due:  September 30, 2019
Reply Comments Due:  October 15, 2019

On August 29, 2019, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau released a public notice seeking comment on a petition filed by Convo Communications, LLC, asking for clarification of the rule prohibiting video relay service (VRS) providers from offering non-service related inducements to VRS users to register for, or use, the VRS provider’s service.

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 Nos. 10-51 and 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:
URL:    https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-petition-clarify-vrs-equipment-give-away-rules|
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-847A1.docx
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-847A1.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-847A1.txt

Convo Petition:
PDF:    https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/108190980017508/Convo%20Request%20for%20Clarification.pdf

May 2019 VRS Rulemaking Order Adopting the Rule:
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-39A1.docx
PDF:     https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-39A1_Rcd.pdf
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-39A1.txt

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, July 17, 2020