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Efforts to Combat Robocalls Show Progress

04.28.2017

Background: Today, the industry-led Robocall Strike Force submitted a report to the Federal Communications Commission on its findings about robocalls and efforts to stop them.

This statement is attributable to USTelecom Vice President of Law & Policy Kevin Rupy:

“Today’s report of the industry-led Robocall Strike Force holds a lot of good news for consumers regarding the ongoing battle against illegal robocalls. The report details a number of positive developments, among them the expedited development of industry standards for combatting such calls, the growing availability of consumer tools to block or screen unwanted calls, and increased cross-industry cooperation on the detection and blocking of illegal robocalls. Industry efforts to address the robocall problem, however, are far from over. The framework and processes put in place by the Robocall Strike Force have created a foundation for future industry efforts. USTelecom and its member companies are committed to working with other industries to continue the fight against these illegal robocalls.”