The Regulatory Mix, TMI’s daily blog of regulatory activities, is a snapshot of PUC, FCC, legislative, and occasionally court, issues that our regulatory monitoring team uncovers each day. Depending on their significance, some items may be the subject of a TMI Regulatory Bulletin.
The Consumer And Governmental Affairs Bureau seeks comment on its tentative findings about the accessibility of communications technologies for the 2014 Biennial Report under the 21st Century Communications And Video Accessibility Act (CVAA). Comments are due by September 11, 2014. The FCC issued a public notice in June 2014 inviting comments related to the development of the Report. See the Regulatory Mix dated 6/18/14. To the extent commenters believe the tentative findings do not accurately represent the current state of communications technologies accessibility, they should explain why they do not and how they should be revised to do so. The FCC also seeks comment on the extent to which the actions taken by industry have resulted in increased accessibility and usability and compatibility of telecommunications and advanced communications services and equipment since the 2012 CVAA Biennial Report to Congress.
National Telephone Discount LifeLine Awareness Week: September 8-15, 2014
National Telephone Discount LifeLine Awareness Week is a national campaign to encourage qualified consumers to take advantage of programs that provide discounted home or cellular phone service for qualified consumers. The purpose of Lifeline Awareness Week is to ensure that eligible low-income families and individuals are aware of the Lifeline program, eligibility criteria, non-duplication rules, annual recertification requirements, and encourage enrollment.