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Robocalls

Date: 07.13.2017
Background: Today, the Federal Communications Commission opened a Notice of Inquiry to solicit information on call authentication frameworks which could help secure phone networks against fraudulent robocalls. This statement can be attributed to USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter: “There are few things more annoying for consumers these...
Posted In: Robocalls
Date: 07.10.2017
The industry-led Robocall Strike Force has developed a blocking framework that includes four types of phone numbers to help increase flexibility given to voice providers to better block robocalls. These categorized numbers included invalid, unallocated, unassigned and those requested by the subscriber. Last week, USTelecom submitted comments to...
Date: 04.28.2017
Background: Today, the industry-led Robocall Strike Force submitted a report to the Federal Communications Commission on its findings about robocalls and efforts to stop them. This statement is attributable to USTelecom Vice President of Law & Policy Kevin Rupy: “Today’s report of the industry-led Robocall Strike Force holds...
Posted In: Robocalls
Date: 04.28.2017
On behalf of ACT/The App Association, Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), CTIA and USTelecom, we are filing the attached Industry Robocall Strike Force report. Linda Vandeloop (AT&T) provided a copy of this report to Mark Stone and Micah Caldwell on April 26, 2017. In accordance with section 1.1206(b)(2) of the rules of...
Date: 03.23.2017
Background: The FCC today adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry to explore ways to make it easier for telecommunications carriers to block robocalls calls, including spoofed calls, which fake the caller ID number to hide a caller’s real identity.  The following statement is from USTelecom CEO Jonathan...
Date: 10.26.2016
Background: Today, the Robocall Strike Force held a meeting at the Federal Communications Commission to explore next steps industry and standards bodies will be taking to combat illegal robocalls.  The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President Walter McCormick: “USTelecom is pleased to take an active role...
Date: 08.19.2016
The first meeting of a new Robocall Strike Force, led by AT&T’s Chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson, at the Federal Communications Commission is a step forward for consumers as industry convenes experts to stop the flood of unwanted and illegal computer-generated phone calls. AT&T recently launched the Strike Force to help find new...
Date: 07.08.2016
No one likes picking up the phone to hear brief silence, followed by an automated message promising a free Hawaiian vacation or an “urgent message” from the IRS. But consumers could soon be getting more robocalls, thanks to a recent decision that allows federal agencies and contractors to make such calls. Earlier this week, the...
Date: 04.21.2016
Robocalls continue to be a main focus for USTelecom and a broad range of industry partners. As part of that effort, USTelecom recently participated in the third annual No-Call Law Enforcement Summit held in Indianapolis from April 21 – 22, 2016. Attorney General Greg Zoeller of Indiana and Joe Bindbeutel, Chief Counsel of the Missouri...

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