The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seal hangs inside a meeting room at the headquarters ahead of a open commission meeting in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. The FCC is slated to vote to roll back a 2015 utility-style classification of broadband and a raft of related net neutrality rules, including bans on broadband providers blocking and slowing lawful internet traffic on its way to consumers. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images FCC Waiver – April 3, 2020

From RID Government Affairs:

On April 3, 2020, in light of the national COVID-19 emergency, the FCC granted a temporary, limited waiver of the rule restricting video relay service (VRS) providers from contracting for video sign language interpretation services with non-VRS providers.

The temporary waiver is effective on April 3, 2020 until May 15, 2020. The FCC will continue to monitor this emergency situation and will consider and take additional actions as warranted.

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