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Comment Date:  October 10, 2019

Reply Comment Date:  October 21, 2019

On September 25, 2019, the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice inviting public comment on VTCSecure’s request for a limited waiver of certain of the FCC’s telecommunications relay service (TRS) rules that VTCSecure states are inapplicable when Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services (IP CTS) calls are processed using automatic speech recognition technology without the presence of a communication assistant.

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

Links to Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/cgb-seeks-comment-vtcsecure-waiver-request
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-959A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-959A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-19-959A1.txt

Link to VTCSecure’s Petition:
URL:  https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/109130589901791/IPCTS%20Waiver%20Request_VTCSecure.pdf  

General information about the TRS, including IP CTS, is available at https://www.fcc.gov/general/telecommunications-relay-services-trs.  For more information, please contact Michael Scott, Attorney Advisor, 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 27, 2019