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The Regulatory Mix - Thursday, June 6, 2019

Posted by Amy Gross

FCC meeting room-1FCC Affirms Robocall Blocking By Default

At its Open Meeting today, the FCC voted to issue a Declaratory Ruling that affirms that voice service providers may, as the default, block unwanted calls based on reasonable call analytics, as long as their customers are informed and have the opportunity to opt out of the blocking. While many phone companies now offer their customers call blocking tools on an opt-in basis, the Declaratory Ruling clarifies that they can provide them as the default, thus allowing them to protect more consumers from unwanted robocalls and making it more cost-effective to implement call blocking programs. Read More
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Topics: Robocall, Robocall Blocking by Default, Alternative Connect America Model II, Leased Access Rules, A-CAM II

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