Comments Due: July 30, 2021
Reply Comments Due: August 9, 2021

On June 25, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on a request by six providers of Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS) to defer the reduction in the per minute level of Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund support for IP CTS previously ordered by the Commission.  TRS Fund compensation for the provision of IP CTS was reduced from $1.42 per minute to $1.30 per minute, effective July 1, 2021.  

June 25, 2021 Public Notice:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-sought-proposal-freeze-ip-cts-rates
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-753A1.docx
PDF:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-753A1.pdf
Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-753A1.txt

July 16, 2021 Public Notice (setting comment dates):
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-sought-ip-cts-rate-freeze-request
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-850A1.docx
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-850A1.pdf
Text:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-850A1.txt

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings.  All filings must reference CG Docket Nos. 13-24 and 03-123.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.

General information about IP CTS is available at https://www.fcc.gov/ipcts.  For further information, please contact William Wallace, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-2716 or William.Wallace@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in ASL may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021