AGs Urge Telecom Industry To Step Up Robocall Fight

By Christopher Cole (May 5, 2020, 3:28 PM EDT) -- Attorneys general from across states and territories are calling on the U.S. telecom industry to beef up technology needed to combat robocalls, as service providers roll out a working group to trace the sources of illegal calls.

In a letter Monday to USTelecom – The Broadband Association, the states' top lawyers urged the industry to push broad measures they say would build on existing efforts to tamp down on illegal robocalls. The attorneys general put an emphasis on tracing unwanted calls and alerting law enforcement agencies to take action.

The AGs' priorities focus on the Industry Traceback Group, or ITG, which...

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