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FCC set to let phone companies block more robocalls

FCC set to let phone companies block more robocalls

16.5.2019

FCC set to let phone companies block more robocalls

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday prop...

David Shepardson 4 Min Read WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday proposed allowing phone companies to block unwanted “robocalls” by default in a bid to reduce the flood of nuisance calls from telemarketers and scammers. FILE PHOTO: Chairman Ajit Pai speaks ahead of the vote on the repeal of so called net neutrality rules at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, U.S., December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein Pai said many service providers have held off developing and deploying default call-blocking tools because of uncertainty about whether the tools are legal under the FCC rules. Allowing the default call-blocking could significantly increase development and consumer adoption of the tools, Pai said, adding that providers should offer call blocking services for free. In addition, companies could allow users to block calls not on their contact lists, Pai said. “By making it clear that such call blocking is allowed, the FCC will give voice service providers the legal certainty they need to block unwanted calls from the outset so that consumers never have to get them,” Pai said. The U.S. telecommunications regulator is expected to approve Pai’s proposal at its June 6 meeting. Pai and the other four FCC commissioners testified on Wednesday before a U.S. House panel amid frustration in Congress and among U.S. consumers over the flood of robocalls. YouMail, a company that blocks robocalls and tracks them, estimated there were 4.9 billion unwanted U.S. calls last month after nearly 48 billion in 2018, which was up nearly 60% from 2017. Not all automated calls are illegal. Some are from school districts, utilities, pharmacies or cities. Carriers expressed support for Pai’s proposal. Verizon Communications Inc praised the FCC for “taking aggressive action and exploring new tools to protect consumers.” “While there may not be a silver bullet that entirely ends these activities, we’re fully committed to fighting the scourge of robocalls,” it said in a statement. AT&T Inc said Pai’s proposal “will increase the arsenal of tools available to combat calls that are not authenticated” but warned that “scammers continue to find new ways to reach unsuspecting consumers.” In May 2018, Pai called on companies to adopt an industry-developed “call authentication system” aimed at ending the use of illegitimate spoofed numbers from the telephone system. Pai said this week he expects major phone providers to implement those caller ID standards this year and will host a summit on July 11 to review the industry’s progress. “We chose this industry-led path because it is the fastest way to help consumers, but I remain committed to taking regulatory action” if carriers do not act this year, Pai said in a statement on Monday. In November, Pai wrote to the chief executive officers of major providers demanding they launch the system no later than 2019 to combat robocalls. FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, said this week the FCC should require call authentication technology and make available free tools to consumers to block calls. The FCC, she added, has wasted time holding summits and workshops “instead of holding bad actors responsible.” Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman, Jeffrey Benkoe and Richard Chang Our Standards: Read more: Reuters Top News

Is it illegal in your country to hang up? i screen most of my calls cos i don't want 2 miss important 1s. My 'don't call here list' is bout 100 deep. (lv message or say call me) Use that block tool on ur phones. Just block overseas calls from India until that government cleans their own house. Can’t come soon enough!

FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocallsU.S. official to propose new powers for mobile carriers to block robocalls: sources Yellow Finally, a good idea out of Washington. Yeppieeee!!!

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FCC Denies China Mobile’s Bid to Provide International Telecom Services in the U.S.The Federal Communications Commission denied China Mobile USA’s application to begin providing some international telecom services between the U.S and China. latest sign of attempted espionage by your Chicomm overlords. realDonaldTrump congressdotgov Awesome Honestly, good. China is not to be trusted.

The FCC unveils its plan to stop the never-ending flood of annoying robocallsMake. It. Stop. Death penalty for a few of the scum and all direct relatives would be a great start. I don't have much faith in the FCC anymore especially to fix this problem. idablack193 6 before 10:30 AM today, to a number that's been on every possible DNC list since their inception. A very restful way to spend a sick day when you want to be available to your doc. So no, not exactly holding my breath on this one.

FCC to propose rules allowing automatic robocall blockingThe Federal Communications Commission unveiled a proposal Wednesday to limit the scourge of unwanted robocalls, a measure that would give phone companies wide latitude to block those calls by default. you will have to pay. through the nose. for what should be a standard feature. Typically, CorpoNewsNetwork omits that part from the clickbait Pleasssssseeee sweet Jesus!!!! I'd rather have robocalls than have carriers block calls for me.

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U.S. Poised to Let Phone Companies Block Robocalls“The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. The agency aims to make it easier for phone companies to block them. I'll take robocalls over the continued chairmanship of Ajit Pai, to be honest. Real Question: where are we with the net neutrality issues?

The FCC wants to make it easier for AT&T, Verizon and other carriers to block robocalls by defaultThe move comes a month after robocallers dialed Americans nearly 5 billion times, according to one industry estimate. thank you iamjohnoliver That might be the one good thing this clown is willing to do Good stuff

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FCC ready to let phone companies use tools to block robocallsU.S. official to propose new powers for mobile carriers to block robocalls: sources Yellow Finally, a good idea out of Washington. Yeppieeee!!!

U.S. Poised to Let Phone Companies Block Robocalls“The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. The agency aims to make it easier for phone companies to block them. I'll take robocalls over the continued chairmanship of Ajit Pai, to be honest. Real Question: where are we with the net neutrality issues?



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