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Editorial #60-Sorenson Executives Meet with FCC Representatives

This was from an ex parte filing by Sorenson’s law firm and taken from the FCC’s website. (link to filing)

On August 24th, a meeting took place between Sorenson executives, their attorneys and a representative of their investors who sits on their board; and representatives of the FCC.

The agenda was to give the FCC an overview of VRS and Sorenson’s part in development of the service. While the meeting did not focus on the Notice of Inquiry (NOI), it did touch on several subjects addressed in the NOI. One of the issues is what Dr. Z has a concern with on reverse auctions that is shared by most of the VRS companies who filed comments with the FCC on the NOI. Sorenson feels a reverse auction (using the rate of the 2nd lowest bidder) should be used as the basis for rate setting for VRS. Dr. Z is of the opinion that this only enhances Sorenson’s position as the dominant provider and does not take tiered rates into consideration.

It is important for us in the public to file reply comments with the FCC by September 2nd to emphasize the importance and fairness of tiered rates as this takes into consideration the various sizes of companies that make up the VRS industry.

Dr. Z (and the FCC) cares about your communication access.

Disclosure: Dr. Z is a contractor working with CSDVRS on several projects.

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