What did the FCC approve for VRS providers?

What did the FCC approve for VRS providers?

FCC Approves Four-year VRS Provider Rate Plan and Addresses Other Matters. (FCC 17-86) FCC Adopts TRS Rates and Establishes the Size and Contribution Factor for the TRS Fund. (DA 17-642)

Do you have to have VRS to use TRS?

In addition, the Bureaus granted VTC Secure’s request for a Declaratory Ruling that video relay service (VRS) providers must route and connect all direct voice, video and text calls between telephone numbers in the TRS Numbering Directory.

Do you have to choose only one VRS provider?

VRS is a type of telephone call. FCC rules do not require you to choose or use only one VRS provider. If you accept VRS equipment and service from one provider, you are free to accept and use VRS equipment and service from a competing provider.

What are the requirements for a TRS provider?

TRS providers must offer service that meets certain mandatory minimum standards set by the FCC. These include: The CA answering or placing a TRS call must stay with the call for a minimum of 10 minutes to avoid disruptions to the TRS user (15 minutes for STS calls);

In addition, the Bureaus granted VTC Secure’s request for a Declaratory Ruling that video relay service (VRS) providers must route and connect all direct voice, video and text calls between telephone numbers in the TRS Numbering Directory.

FCC Approves Four-year VRS Provider Rate Plan and Addresses Other Matters. (FCC 17-86) FCC Adopts TRS Rates and Establishes the Size and Contribution Factor for the TRS Fund. (DA 17-642)

What are the requirements for a VRS provider?

VRS providers must also offer the service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. VRS providers must provide users with a ten-digit number so they are able to make 911 calls and ensure their location information is routed to the appropriate emergency service professionals.

What are the different types of TRS services?

There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: Text-to-Voice TTY-based TRS is a “traditional” TRS service using a TTY to call the CA at the relay center.