On November 19, 2021, the FCC approved with conditions Verizon’s application to transfer control of  TracFone’s section 214 authorization from América Móvil to Verizon.  The FCC considered accessibility issues as part of this process.  The FCC found that the merger does not appear likely to adversely affect handset accessibility, but reminded Verizon that it must comply with accessibility statutes governing handsets post-acquisition.  

ORDER:
URL:  https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-approves-verizon-tracfone-consumer-protections
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-121A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-121A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-121A1.txt 

CONCURRING STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER BRENDAN CARR:
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-121A2.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-121A2.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-21-121A2.txt

For specific questions about the FCC action, please contact Susannah Larson, Associate Division Chief, Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, at susannah.larson@fcc.gov or 202-418-1883.  Individuals who use videophones and are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) may call the FCC’s ASL Consumer Support Line at (844) 432-2275 (videophone).

Updated: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021