Monday, October 5, 2009

VRS Petition

Sorenson is petitioning the FCC to stop payments from federal funds to VRS providers that artificially inflate the minutes spent on calls. These provider-generated calls improperly inflate the size of the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund which was set up to fund communication services for the deaf. Sorenson wants compensation to be cut for calls to podcast numbers and VRS-provider-sponsored phone-in events.