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Posted by Amy Gross on 8/15/19 3:38 PM

pai and FCC ShieldFCC’s Pai on Implementing Caller ID Authentication

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai issued a statement in reaction to news that AT&T and T-Mobile are beginning to roll out the exchange of call authentication information between their two networks based on the SHAKEN/STIR framework. This follows similar arrangements between these companies and Comcast:

“Simply put: this is great news for American consumers. Putting into practice the SHAKEN/STIR framework means more reliable caller ID information for consumers, better insight for industry into which robocalls might be scams and should be blocked, and a stronger ability for the FCC to go after bad actors and help stop robocalls—our top consumer protection priority.

 

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The Regulatory Mix Today: FCC's Pai on Implementing Caller ID Authentication, FCC Fraud Division Launched

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FCC front doors angle-1FCC Fraud Division Launched

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued the following statement official launch of a new Fraud Division within the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.  He said, in part: “Combatting fraud aggressively, especially fraud related to misuse of the Universal Service Fund, lies at the core of this agency’s responsibility to the American people to make sure that every dollar of taxpayer funding we oversee is used efficiently to close the digital divide. This new Fraud Division will play a key role in leading our efforts to get rid of waste, fraud, and abuse in the Universal Service Fund…. I’d also like to thank the Senate and House Appropriations Committees—specifically, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government—for approving this measure and helping us see this come to fruition.” Inteserra Briefing Service subscribers see Briefing dated 2/6/19.

 

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Topics: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, SHAKEN/STIR, Caller ID Authentication, FCC Fraud Division

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