[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 241 (Monday, December 16, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 76097-76098]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28828]


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR Part 64

[CG Docket Nos. 13-24 and 03-123; DA 13-2190]


Request for Comment on Petition Filed by Sprint Corporation for 
Reconsideration of Certain Rules Adopted for Internet Protocol 
Captioned Telephone Service

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Petition of Reconditeration: request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on a Sprint 
Corporation (Sprint) petition requesting reconsideration of certain 
rules adopted for Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP 
CTS) in the IP CTS Reform Order. The Commission seeks comment on 
Sprint's request to reconsider the rule prohibiting all providers from 
receiving compensation from the Interstate Telecommunications Relay 
Service Fund (TRS Fund) for minutes of use generated by consumers using 
IP CTS software and applications that consumers receive at no charge or 
purchase for less than $75. Second, the Commission seeks comment on 
Sprint's request to modify the registration and certification 
requirements to allow access to IP CTS phones in public places. Third, 
the Commission seeks comment on Sprint's request to allow using a 
slightly different wording from the Commission's required wording for 
labels on IP CTS equipment.

DATES: Comments are due December 31, 2013 and reply comments are due 
January 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by CG Docket Nos. 13-24 
and 03-123, by any of the following methods:
    Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the 
Internet by accessing the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System 
(ECFS), through the Commission's Web site http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Filers should follow the instructions provided on the Web site 
for submitting comments. For ECFS filers, in completing the transmittal 
screen, filers should include their full name, U.S. Postal service 
mailing address, and CG Docket Nos. 13-24 and 03-123.
     Paper filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must 
file an original and one copy of each filing. Filings can be sent by 
hand or messenger delivery, by commercial overnight courier, or by 
first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail (although the 
Commission continues to experience delays in receiving U.S. Postal 
Service mail). All filings must be addressed to the Commission's 
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
     All hand-delivered or messenger-delivered paper filings 
for the Commission's Secretary must be delivered to FCC Headquarters at 
445 12th Street SW., Room TW-A325, Washington, DC 20554. All hand 
deliveries must be held together with rubber bands or fasteners. Any 
envelopes must be disposed of before entering the building.
     Commercial Mail sent by overnight mail (other than U.S. 
Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9300 
East Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743.
     U.S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority 
mail should be addressed to 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554.
    In addition, parties must serve one copy of each pleading with the 
Commission's duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., 445 
12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, or via email to 
fcc@bcpiweb.com. For detailed instructions for submitting comments

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and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Hlibok, Consumer and 
Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, (202) 559-5158, 
email: Gregory.Hlibok@fcc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This is a summary of the Commission's Public 
Notice, document DA 13-2190, released on November 14, 2013. The full 
text of document DA 13-2190, and any subsequently filed documents in 
this matter will be available for public inspection and copying via 
ECFS, and during regular business hours at the FCC Reference 
Information Center, Portals II, 445 12th Street SW., Room CY-A257, 
Washington, DC 20554. It also may be purchased from the Commission's 
duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 
12th Street SW., Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone: (800) 
378-3160, fax: (202) 488-5563, or Internet: www.bcpiweb.com. Document 
DA 13-2190 can also be downloaded in Word or Portable Document Format 
(PDF) at http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/telecommunications-relay-services-trs. To request materials in accessible formats for people 
with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio 
format), send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and 
Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418-0530 (voice), (202) 418-0432 
(TTY).

Synopsis

    1. On September 30, 2013, Sprint filed a petition (Sprint 
Reconsideration Petition) requesting reconsideration of certain rules 
adopted for IP CTS in the IP CTS Reform Order, published at 78 FR 
53684, August 30, 2013, and codified at 47 CFR 64.604(c)(9), (11)(i) 
and (iii) of the Commission's rules. Sprint Corporation, Petition for 
Reconsideration of Sprint Corporation, CG Docket Nos. 13-24 and 03-123 
(filed September 30, 2013) (Sprint Reconsideration Petition). First, 
Sprint asks that the Commission reconsider the rule prohibiting all 
providers from receiving compensation from the TRS Fund for minutes of 
use generated by consumers using IP CTS software and applications that 
consumers receive at no charge or purchase for less than $75 on or 
after the effective date of the rule. Second, Sprint asks that the 
Commission modify its registration and certification requirements to 
allow access to IP CTS phones in public places. Third, Sprint seeks 
authorization to utilize wording that differs slightly from the 
Commission's required wording for labels warning consumers that only 
registered users of IP CTS may use IP CTS with captions turned on. Such 
labels must be adhered to IP CTS devices and displayed on the device 
screens of software-based IP CTS applications.

Federal Communications Commission.
Karen Peltz Strauss,
Deputy Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau.
[FR Doc. 2013-28828 Filed 12-13-13; 8:45 am]
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