FCC's July Meeting To Take Aim At Robocalls, Rural Service

Law360, New York (July 12, 2017, 2:56 PM EDT) -- Although the Federal Communications Commission won't be taking up the issue of net neutrality, which continues to draw the lion's share of comments and attention, at its meeting on Thursday it will consider measures to curtail robocalls, cut down on predatory carrier charges and improve rural call quality.

The FCC's agenda for its monthly open meeting includes two robocall-related items: one item contemplating a database of reassigned numbers and a mandate for call authentication, measures that the agency says could help both consumers and businesses identify spam.

One notice of inquiry seeks comment on "the effects of call authentication on reducing...

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