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.
FCC Seeks Members for New Interoperable Video Calling Working Group of the North American Numbering Council
Although the IVC will be a part of the North American Numbering Council (NANC), individuals do not need to be a member of the NANC to submit a nomination. The Commission welcomes participation by parties who have an interest in developing and integrating video calling systems used by both hearing individuals and people with hearing and speech disabilities who may currently use incompatible equipment and services. All nominations should be received by the Commission as soon as possible, but no later than July 31, 2018.
More information about the NANC is available at https://www.fcc.gov/about-
fcc/advisorycommittees/ general/north-american- numbering-council. For further information, please contact Marilyn Jones, Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of the NANC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-418-2357; Michelle Sclater, Alternate DFO, at email@example.com or 202-418-0388; or Sherwin Siy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-418-2783. Individuals who 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.