Monday, June 16, 2008

IP-based TRS Regs

FCC Adopts Telephone Numbering System and E-911 requirements for Providers of Internet-based Telecommunications Relay Services. Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS), and newer, Internet-based forms of TRS, including Video Relay Service (VRS) and Internet Protocol (IP) Relay, allow persons with hearing and speech disabilities to communicate with hearing users of voice services. Until today, there was no uniform, consistent way for voice telephone users to call Internet-based TRS users. FCC WC Docket No. 05-196

Also, the FCC seeks comment on changes in the SPEECH-TO-SPEECH TRS REGULATIONS; Tentatively concludes that IP SPEECH-TO-SPEECH is COMPENSABLE from the inter-State TRS fund.

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