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August 2016 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

  • Implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010, Section 105, Relay Services for Deaf-Blind Individuals
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would convert the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program from a pilot to a permanent program. (CG Docket No. 10-210)
  • Improvements to Benchmarks and Related Requirements Governing Hearing Aid-Compatible Mobile Handsets
    The Commission considered a Report and Order that would implement changes to the scope of the wireless hearing aid compatibility rules. (WT Docket No. 15-285).
  • Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services
    The Commission considered an Order on Reconsideration, responding to a petition filed by Michael S. Hamden, that would ensure that the rates for Inmate Calling Services (ICS) are just, reasonable, and fair and explicitly account for facilities' ICS-related costs. (WC Docket No. 12-375).

The Consent Agenda scheduled for consideration at the Open Meeting, as listed in the initial Public Notice has been deleted. Items 1 and 2 from the consent agenda have been adopted by the Commission.

Meeting Documents

FCC Makes National Deaf-Blind Equipment Program Permanent

FCC Charts Course to Comprehensive Hearing Aid Compatibility

FCC Adopts Sustainable, Affordable Inmate Calling Rates

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