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The Regulatory Commission of Alaska adopted regulations revising Chapter 51 (Telecommunications Relay Service) in Title 3 of the Alaska Administrative Code to:

·     implement the amendments to AS 42.05.296;
·     expand the assessment of the TRS surcharge to additional telecommunications services, including wireless telecommunications service;
·     exempt intrastate interexchange carriers from assessment of the TRS surcharge;
·     expand the type of telecommunication devices made available to consumers that participate in the TRS program;
·     adopt a unified TRS surcharge rate structure based on voice lines; and
·     correct an error related to the daily interest rate the TRS provider may recover in the event of a revenue requirement under-recovery.

The Lieutenant Governor signed the regulations, effective May 16, 2020. The revised regulations will be published July 2020 in Register 234 of the Alaska Administrative Code.

A copy of the regulations can be found here:






Last Updated: 4/24/2020










Date Issued: 10/15/2013