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VoIP Proceeding, Powell Remarks; Captioning Exemptions

 

To: Consumer Contact List
From: Karen Peltz Strauss, RERC-TA
Re: Consumer Contact List - VoIP Proceeding, Powell Remarks, Captioning Exemptions
Date: March 31, 2004

1. VoIP Proceeding (also called IP-Enabled Services Proceeding) - The comment due dates have been set for the VoIP proceeding. As you can see below, comments are due on May 28, 2004 and replies are due on June 28, 2004.

Released: 03/29/2004. PLEADING CYCLE ESTABLISHED FOR COMMENTS IN IP-ENABLED SERVICES RULEMAKING PROCEEDING. (DA No. 04-888). (Dkt No 04-36). Comments Due: 05/28/2004. Reply Comments Due: 06/28/2004.
WCB. Contact: Russell Hanser at (202) 418-0832, email: Russell.Hanser@fcc.gov
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2. Homeland Security Summit - On March 25, 2004, the FCC held a conference to explore ways to ensure that people with disabilities have access to critical information in the event of an emergency. The following are the remarks that FCC Chairman Powell made at the conclusion of the day's events.

REMARKS OF MICHAEL K. POWELL, CHAIRMAN, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION AT THE FCC SUMMIT: EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS AND HOMELAND SECURITY, WORKING WITH THE DISABILITY COMMUNITY, WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 25, 2004. OCH
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3. Requests for Exemptions from Closed Captioning Rules - Covenant International Church and Lifepoints Ministries have applied for exemptions from the FCC's captioning mandates (first 2 items below). Evangelistic Outreach Ministries has withdrawn its request for a captioning exemption (third item below).

Released: 03/26/2004. REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM COMMISSION'S CLOSED CAPTIONING RULES. (DA No. 04-795) CSR 6291. MB. Contact: Sonia Greenaway-Mickle or Steve Garner at (202) 418-7200, TTY: (202) 418-7172
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Released: 03/26/2004. REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION FROM COMMISSION'S CLOSED CAPTIONING RULES. (DA No. 04-796) CSR 6292. MB. Contact: Sonia Greenaway-Mickle or Steve Garner at (202) 418-7200, TTY: (202) 418-7172
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Released: 03/26/2004. PETITION FOR EXEMPTION FROM COMMISSION'S CLOSED CAPTIONING RULES WITHDRAWN. (DA No. 04-794) CSR 6280. MB. Contact: Sonia Greenaway-Mickle or Steve Garner at (202) 418-7200, TTY: (202) 418-7172
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