is seeking proposal submissions for conducting Performance Audits using
agreed-upon procedures of Telecommunications Relay Service Providers.
The cover letter, Request For Proposal and other associated documents can be downloaded below:
FCC recently adopted a Report and Order to improve the structure,
efficiency, and quality of the Video Relay Service program. The Report
and Order can be viewed at:
NEWS: RLSA filed May
1, 2013 Annual Rate Recommendations for July 2013 thru
June 2014 with the FCC. You can find our
recommendations with this link.
forms, instructions, filing and reimbursement
schedule are available through our extranet.
New providers of Interstate TRS services must submit
a completed Notice
of Participation at least 30 days prior to
providing service. Click here for instructions.
who currently receive reimbursement from the TRS
Fund: AT&T Accessible Communications Services, Sorenson Communications Inc,
CSDVRS LLC, Sprint TRS, Kansas Relay Service Inc,
Purple Communications Inc, Healinc Telecom LLC, Communication Access Center, SNAP
Telecommunications Inc, Hamilton Communications,
GraciasVRS (ASL Services Holdings, LLC), Convo
Communications, Communication Axess Ability Group
Support/Reimbursement Rates for 7/1/12 thru 6/30/13
FCC Order DA 12-996):
Support/Reimbursement Rates for 7/1/11 thru 6/30/12
FCC Order 11-104):
support rate is applicable to the first 50,000
of compensable minutes of service during a month
support rate is applicable to minutes of
compensable service between 50,000.1 - 500,000,
during a month
support rate is applicable to compensable
minutes of service over 500,000, during a
rate information can be found here.
State TRS Program Annual Rate Report due by
receive invoices July through June, for their share
of the annual budget of the Interstate TRS Fund.
The assessments are calculated and invoiced based on
information provided to (or estimated by) the
Universal Service Administrative Company's (USAC) Form
499A (annually by April 1st). Contact,
revenue and other information provided on that form
is provided monthly to RLSA (in case of updates),
assessments are calculated
and invoices due to the Interstate TRS fund, are
sent out by email, (unless an email address is not
provided on an Alternative Billing Arrangements
Form, Form 499-A line 208, 208.1 or 212). The
email contains instructions to make a payment
through our invoice
and payment portal. (Carriers have been
sent an introductory message with instructions.)
Have questions? Visit our FAQ
The Carrier Contribution Factor applicable to
assessments invoiced July 2012 - June 2013 is 0.01053
Order DA 12-996.
Current Carrier Contribution Factor (July 2013 -
June 2014) is 0.01484
per order FCC
Order DA 13-1483.
Frequently Asked Questions
the FAQ here.
Fund Status Reports provide the current status
of the TRS Fund and a projection for the remainder
of the funding period.
State Internet and Video Reports reflect the
number of terminating calls and minutes for each.
TRS Advisory Council met on April 16, 2013 at
the Embassy Suites Hotel at BWI Airport.
The next meeting will be in the fall of 2013.
Questions about the TRS Fund?
Check our FAQ
for answers and contact information to reach us.