FTC Praises FCC's Proposed Robocall Blocking Rule

Law360, New York (July 5, 2017, 1:25 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission on Monday spoke up in support of a Federal Communications Commission initiative that would enable two kinds of provider-based call blocking, saying that the methods offer consumers the best level of protection from unsolicited calls.

The comment comes in response to a proposed rule, published in the Federal Register in May, that contemplates allowing service providers to block calls from numbers upon consumers' requests or when certain origin information is not available for a caller. The initial comment period for the item closed on Monday, prompting a flurry of recent filings.

"Provider-based call blocking at the network level...

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