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Due Date for RSVP for Listening Session:  ASAP (the due date has passed)

Due Date for Comments:  September 29, 2017

The FCC’s Connect2Health Task Force will host several listening sessions via teleconference in August and September to collect input from the public on the accessibility of broadband health care and advanced health technologies.  The Commission provided information about these sessions in a Public Notice released on July 21, 2017 (links below).

The Task Force has tentatively scheduled the week of September 11, 2017 for individuals, associations, and advocacy groups representing people with disabilities to provide their input.  If you or your organization is interested in participating in the teleconference, please contact the Task Force by following the instructions described in the Public Notice linked below.  Although you will see that the RSVP due date reflected in the Public Notice was is July 28, 2017, the Task Force will do its best to try to accommodate any late requests.

Also, the formal comment period for this proceeding will remain open until September 29, 2017.  If you’d like to file comments, please visit www.fcc.gov/ecfs, and submit your comments in GN Docket No. 16-46. 

Links to the FCC’s Public Notice about the listening sessions:
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-664A1.doc
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-664A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-17-664A1.txt

Links to the FCC’s Public Notice requesting comment regarding the accessibility of broadband-enabled health-care solutions:
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-17-46A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-17-46A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-17-46A1.txt  

For further information about the Connect2Health Task Force, please visit the FCC’s webpage at:   http://www.fcc.gov/health.   

You may also contact Ben Bartolome, Special Counsel, Connect2HealthFCC Task Force, at (770) 935-3383, or via e-mail at Ben.Bartolome@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).

Updated: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019