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FCC Releases Report on State of Competition in Communications Marketplace

January 5, 2023
Source: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

On December 30, 2022, the FCC released a report to Congress regarding the state of competition in the communications marketplace.

Specifically about accessibility, this report addresses:

  • Efforts of the Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) Task Force to ensure the accessibility of mobile wireless handsets,
  • Accessibility functions of smart speakers and digital assistant devices,
  • Ongoing efforts by the FCC to determine the extent to which broadcasters are using next generation ATSC 3.0 broadcasting technology to deploy enhanced accessibility features, and
  • Efforts of the Communications Equity and Diversity Council (CEDC) to advance equity in the provision of communication services without discrimination on the basis of disability.

Links to the Report:

For general information about the Reports, visit: For questions about this Report, contact Judith Dempsey, Economic Analysis Division, Office of Economics and Analytics, (202) 418-1861 or Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).