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FCC Announces Comment Dates for IP CTS Modernization and Reform Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry

By | 2018-08-03T16:58:51+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Comment Date for Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:  September 17, 2018 Reply Comment Date for Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:  October 16, 2018 Comment Date for Notice of Inquiry:  October 16, 2018 Reply Comment Date for Notice of Inquiry:  November 15, 2018 On July 20, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC released a public notice announcing the [...]

FCC Announces NDBEDP Funding Allocations for 2018-2019

By | 2018-07-13T00:51:16+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: News|

On July 2, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) released a Public Notice announcing the funding allocations for the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), also known as iCanConnect, for the 2018-2019 Fund year, which begins July 1, 2018 and ends June 30, 2019.  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may provide up to $10 [...]

FCC Seeks Members for New Interoperable Video Calling Working Group of the North American Numbering Council

By | 2018-07-13T00:49:20+00:00 July 13th, 2018|Categories: News|

On July 3, 2018, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the FCC is seeking nominations for membership on a new Interoperable Video Calling (IVC) Working Group that will explore how to achieve interoperable video calling using 10-digit telephone numbers. Although the IVC will be a part of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), individuals do not [...]

Updated Conference Information!

By | 2018-06-22T17:19:03+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|

Hey, potential TEDPA 2018 Conference Sponsors!  The updated registration form has been posted and the 2018 Sponsors Conference Packet will be available shortly.  Registration forms, membership forms, and conference packets will also be available shortly for state members as well.  Meanwhile, check out the list of area attractions, dining options, sports schedules and more that have [...]

FCC Approves Action to Reform Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS)

By | 2018-06-16T17:37:37+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

On June 7, 2018, the FCC adopted a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry addressing Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS), a form of telecommunications relay service (TRS). The Report and Order revises the rate methodology used to compensate IP CTS providers, sets interim IP CTS provider [...]

FCC Takes Action to Accelerate Wireline Broadband Deployment

By | 2018-06-16T17:34:42+00:00 June 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

On June 7, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Second Report and Order addressing the replacement of legacy voice and data services with advanced technologies. In addition, the FCC eliminated the requirement for carriers to notify customers about certain changes that might impact their equipment, because safeguards are already in place.  These safeguards include requirements to ensure that covered [...]

FCC Seeks Comment on ITTA Petition for Declaratory Ruling

By | 2018-06-09T17:24:56+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

Comments Due:  June 18, 2018 Reply Comments Due:  July 3, 2018   On May 18, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission released a Public Notice seeking comment on a Petition filed by ITTA requesting a ruling that it is permissible for a telephone company to include telecommunications relay services in the [...]

FCC to Consider IP CTS Reform at June 7 Meeting

By | 2018-05-18T13:31:31+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Commission has released a tentative agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for 10:30 am on Thursday, June 7, 2018.  As part of the agenda, the Commission will consider a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry to adopt measures, and seek comment on others, to ensure that Internet Protocol [...]

FCC Seeks Comment on 2018-19 TRS Fund Payment Formulas and Fund Requirement

By | 2018-05-16T00:43:32+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

Comments Due:  May 29, 2018 Reply Comments Due:  June 8, 2018 On May 14, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice seeking comment on the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund administrator's proposed provider compensation rates, funding requirement, and carrier contribution factor for the 2018-19 Fund Year. [...]