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FTC Throws Support Behind FCC’s Proposed Anti-Robocall Rule

Jul 3, 2017 On The Wire

July 3, 2017

The FTC is supporting the efforts of the FCC to expand the definition of what constitutes and illegal call and make life more difficult for telemarketers and robocall operators.

In comments sent to the FCC this week, the FTC said that a proposed rule that would allow the establishment of a broad Do Not Originate list of numbers that should never be allowed to make calls would help protect consumers from the barrage of robocalls they receive right now. The proposed FCC rule also would carriers to block calls at the network level when a subscriber who owns the a given number asks for that action. Right now, carriers are required to complete all calls on their networks…