On March 23, 2022, the FCC released two Public Notices granting applications filed by Sorenson Communications, LLC (Sorenson), and CaptionCall, LLC, for conditional certification as providers of Video Relay Service (VRS) and Internet Protocol Captioned Telephone Service (IP CTS), respectively, after a proposed acquisition of Sorenson and CaptionCall by Ariel GP Holdco, LLC (Ariel).  Conditional certification allows Sorenson and CaptionCall to continue receiving compensation from the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund for providing VRS and IP CTS, respectively, after Ariel becomes the owner of the companies.

Sorenson-Ariel Public Notice:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/conditional-vrs-certification-sorenson-new-ownership  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-310A1.docx   
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-310A1.pdf  
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-310A1.txt

CaptionCall-Ariel Public Notice:
URL:   https://www.fcc.gov/document/conditional-ip-cts-certification-captioncall-new-ownership  
Word:  https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-311A1.docx  
PDF:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-311A1.pdf  
Text:    https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-22-311A1.txt  

General information about VRS is available at www.fcc.gov/vrs and for IP CTS at www.fcc.gov/ipcts.  For further information, please contact William Wallace, Disability Rights Office, Consumer and Governmental Bureau, at 202-418-2716, or William.Wallace@fcc.gov.  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).

Wednesday, March 23, 2022