Comments Due:  October 24, 2022
Reply Comments Due:  November 8, 2022

On September 22, 2022, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on a Petition for rulemaking filed by T-Mobile Accessibility.  T-Mobile asks the FCC to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to amend the FCC’s rules to eliminate requirements regarding the use of the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format.  According to T-Mobile, the requirement that TTY-based relay service be capable of communicating with the ASCII format has outlived its utility.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the FCC’s 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 may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.

Links to the Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/seeks-comment-t-mobile-trs-petition-rulemaking  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-996A1.docx
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-996A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-996A1.txt

For further information, please contact Joshua Mendelsohn at (202) 599-7304 or by e-mail at Joshua.Mendelsohn@fcc.gov, or Ike Ofobike at (202) 744-3916 or by e-mail at Ike.Ofobike@fcc.gov.   To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530.

Updated: 
Thursday, September 22, 2022