FCC Moves Forward with Comprehensive Reforms to Eliminate Abuses and Ensure Viability of Video Relay Service

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FCC Moves Forward with Comprehensive Reforms to Eliminate Abuses and Ensure Viability of Video Relay Service

Apr 18 2011

Washington, D.C. – As part of its ongoing efforts to ensure that the video relay service (VRS) continues to provide a crucial telecommunications link for people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, the Commission today adopted rules designed to eliminate the waste, fraud and abuse that has plagued the VRS program and had threatened its ability to continue serving Americans who use it and its long-term viability.

In an accompanying Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM), the Commission asked for public comment on proposed modifications to the current FCC certification procedures used.

Read FCC’s news release [View PDF]

Read FCC Report & Order and Further NPRM [View PDF]