FCC Seeks Comment on Proposed Change of Ownership of Sorenson and CaptionCall

Comments due: January 7, 2022
Reply Comments due: January 18, 2022

On December 17, 2021, the FCC released a Public Notice seeking comment on 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).

Interested parties may file comments by accessing the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System at https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings. All filings must reference CG Docket Nos. 03-123 and 10-51. People with disabilities who need assistance to file comments online may request assistance by email to FCC504@fcc.gov.

Public Notice:
URL: https://www.fcc.gov/document/comment-sought-sorenson-and-captioncall-ownership-change
Word: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1604A1.docx
PDF: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1604A1.pdf
Text: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-1604A1.txt

Link to Application of Ariel and Sorenson for Conditional Certification:
https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/1210104894515/Redacted%20Sorenson%20VRS%20CC%20Application%20(12.10.21)-c3.pdf (redacted).

Link to Application of Ariel and CaptionCall for Conditional Certification:
https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/12100110222456/%5BRedacted%5D%20CaptionCall%20IPCTS%20CC%20Application%20(12.10.21)-c3.pdf (redacted).
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).