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FCC Extends Comment Period for Rulemaking on Accessibility of Inmate Calling Services

August 10, 2021
Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Comment Date: September 27, 2021
Reply Comment Date: October 27, 2021

On August 10, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice extending the deadlines for comment on the Fifth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Further Notice) that seeks comment about the accessibility of inmate calling services, among other issues.

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the Electronic Comment Filing System at All filings must reference WC Docket No. 12-375. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to

Public Notice:

Third Report and Order, Order on Reconsideration, and Fifth FNPRM:

For specific questions about the provision of communications service to incarcerated people with disabilities in this proceeding, please contact Michael Scott, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, at (202) 418-1264 or For general questions about the ICS proceeding, please contact Simon Solemani, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-2270 or Individuals who use videophones and are ASL-fluent may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

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