FCC Seeks Comment on Three Petitions for Extension of RTT Deadline

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Comments Due:  July 31, 2020

Reply Comments Due:  August 17, 2020

On July 1, 2020, the FCC invited public comment on three petitions requesting an extension of the FCC’s deadline of June 30, 2020 to deploy real-time text on IP-based voice mobile networks. 

Public Notice:

URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/cgb-seeks-comment-three-petitions-real-time-text-waivers

PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-702A1.pdf

Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-702A1.docx

Text:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-20-702A1.txt

Petition of Competitive Carriers Association on behalf of six members:


Petition of East Kentucky Network d/b/a Appalachian Wireless:


Petition of United States Cellular Corporation:


General information on RTT and the transition from TTY to RTT is available at https://www.fcc.gov/real-time-text.  For further information, please contact Bill Wallace, Disability Rights Office, CGB, at (202) 418-2716, or William.Wallace@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).