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FCC Invites Comment for Petition for Waiver of Accessible Emergency Information Requirements

March 13, 2018
Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Comment Date: April 2, 2018
Reply Comment Date: April 12, 2018

On March 13, 2018, the Media Bureau of the FCC released a Public Notice inviting public comment on the American Cable Association’s (ACA’s) petition for an extension of its waiver of the Commission’s emergency information rules. Specifically, ACA requests a permanent extension, or in the alternative, a five year extension of its waiver of the requirement for video programming distributors to pass through audible emergency information on a secondary audio stream for analog-only cable systems.

Public Notice:
Word: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-18-246A1.doc
PDF: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-18-246A1.pdf
Text: https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-18-246A1.txt

ACA’s Petition:
PDF: https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/10310228479886/180309%20ACA%20Emergency%20Information-Video%20Description%20Analog%20Only%20Waiver%20Petition%20FINAL.pdf

For more information, please contact Maria Mullarkey, Maria.Mullarkey@fcc.gov or (202) 418-2120. For those using videophones and fluent in American Sign Language, you may call the ASL Consumer Support Line at 844‐432‐2275.

Link: Go to website for News Source
https://www.fcc.gov/general/disability-rights-office-headlines


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