Ajit Pai orders phone companies to adopt new anti-robocall tech in 2019

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told major telecommunications providers today that the agency would step in if the companies failed to implement a plan to fight robocalls this year. In November, Pai sent letters to several companies, asking them to use a caller authentication system to battle call spoofing, a technique robocallers use to imitate other numbers. Pai’s letter said he expected the companies to implement the plan by the end of this year, and also said that the agency would “take action” if carriers didn’t follow the plan. Pai previously said the FCC may “take action” The companies have now responded, although the agency isn’t pleased with what they have to say. Some of the companies suggested they... Continue reading…

Ajit Pai orders phone companies to adopt new anti-robocall tech in 2019

Pai threatens "regulatory" action if carriers don't use Caller ID authentication.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Arstechnica

FCC chairman threatens 'regulatory intervention' if telecoms don't combat robocalls by 2020

This is not the first time Pai has gotten on Big Telecom to take care of the growing problem of robocalls. Back in November 2018, the FCC Chair sent letters to several providers asking that ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Techspot

FCC's Ajit Pai tells carriers to combat spoofed robocalls... or else - CNET

Carriers need to implement caller ID authentication systems by the end of this year.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from CNET

FCC chairman warns of ‘regulatory intervention’ as he criticizes carriers’ anti-robocall plans

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told major telecommunications providers today that the agency would step in if the companies failed to implement a plan to fight ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from The Verge

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