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. [...]

Live streaming event: FCC Emergency Alerting Roundtable

By | 2018-05-16T00:40:32+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a public roundtable on May 15, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm to share best practices identified in its Report and Recommendations to guard against the issuance of false emergency alerts and how to address problems resulting from false emergency alerts.  The National Association of the Deaf is [...]

The Caption Family Announces New Innovative On-Demand Solutions for People with Hearing Loss to be Released This Summer

By | 2018-05-16T00:36:02+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|

PRESS RELEASE –  For immediate release CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, May 8, 2018— Lack of available, quality interpreting services creates communication barriers for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Like everyone else, they need to be able to communicate in a variety of settings - personal and professional - and sometimes that need is immediate or unplanned. ACS - Caption Family can accommodate those needs. Unlike [...]

FCC Sets Deadlines for Comments on Applications for Renewal of Certification of State Relay Programs

By | 2018-05-03T23:54:09+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Comments: May 29, 2018 Reply Comments: June 11, 2018 On April 10, 2018, the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice announcing the deadlines for filing comments on applications for renewal of certification for state telecommunications relay service (TRS) programs for the states of Illinois, Oregon, and Wyoming, the [...]

FCC Seeks Comment about Multimedia Content in WEA Messages

By | 2018-05-03T23:51:56+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Comment Date:  May 29, 2018 Reply Comment Date:  June 11, 2018 On March 28, 2018, the FCC released a Public Notice inviting interested parties to comment on the feasibility of including multimedia content in Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages. Comments may be filed in PS Docket No. 15-91 and 15-94 using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs. [...]