Sorenson unit CaptionCall to to pay record fine for violating rules about services for deaf, hard of hearing people

Monday 6 December 2021 | 11:55 CET | News
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Sorenson Communications and its unit CaptionCall have agreed to pay a total of USD 40.5 million for violating Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) rules. The fin represents the largest for for violations of TRS rules. TRS provides people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind or who have speech disabilities with access to a telephone system at no cost, so that they can communicate with other telephone users in as usual a way as possible.

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