FCC Commissioner Starks Seeks Details About Industry Plans to Offer Free Robocall Blocking By Default
Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks sent letters to executives of 14 major phone and voice service providers seeking details about their plans to offer free, default call blocking services to consumers to combat disruptive and dangerous robocalls. “Carriers made clear to the Commission: they want to offer call blocking services to consumers by default. My colleagues and I made clear to carriers: they should not charge consumers for these services. The Commission has acted. Now it is industry’s turn to put these new tools to work for consumers. I’m looking forward to learning the details of their plans to do so,” he said. Commissioner Starks is seeking details about how and when they plan to roll out default call blocking and whether they intend to charge consumers for these services. Responses will be due by July 10, 2019.
Comr Starks Seeks Industry Plans For Free Robocall Blocking By Default