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  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

Links to the Public Notice:

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

Thursday, September 22, 2022