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