FCC Updates Technical Standards for VRS Interoperability and Portability


The FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau or CGB),  has issued a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  amending the telecommunication relay service (TRS) rules to incorporate by reference certain technical standards for the interoperability and portability of services, equipment, and software used for video relay service (VRS). These changes reflect an ongoing commitment by the Commission to improve the effectiveness of its interoperability and portability rules, and to enhance functional equivalence and VRS availability for consumers, ease of compliance by providers, and overall efficiency in the operation of the telecommunications relay service (TRS) program.  In the Further Notice, the Bureau seeks additional comment related to the technical standards applicable to user equipment and software.


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