COMMENT AND REPLY COMMENT DUE DATES ESTABLISHED FOR THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING TO MAKE PERMANENT THE NATIONAL DEAF-BLIND EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
CG Docket No. 10-210
Comments Due: July 27, 2015
Reply Comments Due: August 10, 2015
On May 21, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking comment on proposed rules to make permanent its program that distributes communications equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind. The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), also called “iCanConnect,” provides equipment, such as Braille-enabled devices, magnifiers, and vibrating alerts, to individuals who are deaf-blind for access to communication services.
The NPRM set deadlines for filing comments and reply comments at 45 and 60 days after publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register. On June 10, 2015, a summary of the NPRM was published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, comments must be filed on or before July 27, 2015, and reply comments must be filed on or before August 10, 2015. Commenters should follow the filing instructions in the NPRM beginning at paragraph 137. The NPRM is available at the following links:
For more information, please contact Rosaline Crawford, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, at 202-418-2075 or e-mail Rosaline.Crawford@fcc.gov, or Jackie Ellington, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Disability Rights Office, at 202-418-1153 or e mail Jackie.Ellington@fcc.gov.