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Purple Fined $11 Million by the FCC--That's Not Good News for the VRS Industry!

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Today, the FCC made an announcement that it plans to fine Purple $12 million for some practices that did not comply with their rules. The text of the FCC announcement can be seen through this link.

The more waste, fraud, and abuse that takes place, the more rules and actions the FCC will impose. This is a threat to the TRS/VRS industry. This is why the FCC is looking into things like the neutral platform where it will have more control and oversight over the VRS industry. Of course, there are some players like ZVRS who do their best to be as ethical as possible.

Needless to say, this is an unfortunate development.

UPDATE: Dr. Z has received info that this may be misleading because it was not a VRS matter but a TRS matter. However, it needs to be made clear that TRS and VRS are funded from the same pool of money that the FCC receives from telecommunications providers. Having said that, any form of irregularity does impact the fund and as a result affects the oversight of TRS and VRS.

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Dr. Z is proud to be part of the team that understands and listens to the needs of the deaf and hard of hearing community!

Dr. Z cares about your communication access.

Disclosure: Dr. Z (Philip W. Bravin) is associated with CSDVRS, currently its Vice-President of Business Development

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