From the Web: Pai Presses Major Telephone Providers to Adopt Anti-Robocall System

By next Fall, the FCC hopes consumers “can answer their phones with confidence.”

11/7/2018 8:00 AM

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From the Web: Pai Presses Major Telephone Providers to Adopt Anti-Robocall System

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday wrote the chief executives of major telephone service providers and other companies, demanding they launch a system no later than 2019 to combat billions of “robocalls” and other nuisance calls received monthly by American consumers, according to an article published by Reuters.

In May, Pai called on companies to adopt an industry-developed “call authentication system” or standard for the cryptographic signing of telephone calls aimed at ending the use of illegitimate spoofed numbers from the telephone system. Monday’s letters seek answers by Nov. 19 on the status of those efforts, the article stated. To read the full article, click here.

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