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2 States, Territory Seek Telecommunications Relay Program Renewals

Alaska, West Virginia and the Virgin Islands are seeking renewal of their TRS programs
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The final two U.S. states and a territory have applied to the Federal Communications Commission to renew certification of their state telecommunications relay service programs.
On April 29, the FCC posted a Federal Register notice—Pleading Cycle Established for Comment on Applications for State Certification for the Provision of Telecommunications Relay Service—in which the commission says Alaska, West Virginia and the Virgin Islands are seeking renewal of their TRS programs.
TRS is a program paid for by the U.S. government that enables people with hearing and speech disabilities to have telephone conversations with hearing people worldwide using an interpreter.
TRS service renewal applications have been filed by the other 48 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories Puerto Rico and Saipan.
The current TRS program certifications for all the states and territories expire on July 25, the FCC says. Applications for certification—covering the five-year period from July 26, 2013 to July 25, 2018—must demonstrate that the TRS program complies with the FCC’s rules governing TRS, the Federal Register notice says.
Click here to read the notice.

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