Robocalls, Reassigned Numbers On FCC Meeting Agenda

By Allison Grande (June 22, 2017, 10:01 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to tackle a spate of consumer protection issues at its open meeting next month, including proposals to set up a system for authenticating the source of robocalls and to make it easier for companies to know when a customer's phone number has been reassigned, the commission said Thursday. 

During its next open meeting on July 13, which falls in the middle of consumer protection month, the FCC will take up what Chairman Ajit Pai described in a blog post as the "unholy triad of consumer scourges — unlawful robocalls, slamming/cramming, and rural call completion."...

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