UPDATE: FCC Votes to Adopt IP CTS Rules, Notice of Rulemaking

One of the items on the agenda for the June 7, 2018 Open Meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) related to Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Services (IP CTS). Under the heading of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service Reform, the Commission considered a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry to adopt measures and seek comment to ensure IP CTS remains sustainable for people with hearing loss who need it. (CG Docket Nos. 13-24, 03-123).

The FCC recently published the documents in this proceeding in the Federal Register, including deadlines for filing comments:

  • Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) Comments
    • Deadline for filing: September 17, 2018
  • FNPRM Reply Comments
    • Deadline for filing: October 16, 2018
  • Notice of Inquiry (NOI) Comments
    • Deadline for filing: October 16, 2018
  • NOI Reply Comments
    • Deadline for filing: November 15, 2018

The full text of these notices are available in the Federal Register. As a reminder, HLAA plans to file comments in this proceeding.

Note: This is an update to a story that we originally published on June 8.