AT&T Seeks Flexibility In FCC's Real-Time Text Plan

Law360, New York (December 2, 2016, 4:47 PM EST) -- AT&T on Thursday pressed the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on requiring specific features in updated technology for communications by phone for the disabled, telling the agency that it's too early to impose technical requirements on new "real-time text" technology.

In an ex parte filing, the carrier urged the commission not to include a list of specific features in a mandate, or as a performance objective, because doing so would "prematurely impose" technical requirements on a RTT technology that is in its infancy. The technology might not be able to support any specific features the FCC requires, AT&T Corp. said,...

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