FCC Warns Phone Carriers To Step Up Robocall Blocking

By Kelcee Griffis (April 13, 2021, 4:02 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission put two phone carriers on notice Tuesday that they could be blocked from phone networks if they don't stop facilitating illegal robocalls, while also reminding the broader industry that it should offer free call-blocking tools.

The FCC said it sent carriers R Squared and Tellza letters ordering that they immediately investigate and cease "transmitting illegal robocall traffic" that watchdogs have identified on the networks. At the same time, the FCC said it has asked phone carriers and application developers to report back on how they're implementing call-blocking tools to help consumers manage the influx of unwanted calls....

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