Comments due:  January 10, 2022
Reply Comments due:  January 18, 2022

On December 29, 2021, the FCC released a public notice seeking comment on a petition filed by Sorenson Communications, LLC (Sorenson), requesting a declaratory ruling that video relay service (VRS) providers may recover the costs associated with field staff performing service-related tasks.

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. 10-51 and 03-123.  People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov

Public Notice:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-sought-sorenson-petition-declaratory-ruling   
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1651A1.docx   
PDF:   https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1651A1.pdf    
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1651A1.txt   

Sorenson’s Petition:  https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/122330636542/2021.12.23%20Sorenson%20PDR%20re%20Cost%20Allocation%20(public).pdf 

General information about VRS is available at http://www.fcc.gov/vrs.  For further information about the item, please contact Michael Scott, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Bureau, at 202-418-1264, or michael.scott@fcc.gov.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Updated: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2021