A serious fight against robocalls could finally be imminent, thanks to the FCC


Robocalls to cell phones

Hardly anyone needs a reminder of how pervasive the problem of
robocalls has become, or how ineffective the action against them
has been up to this point. Indeed, the number of such unwanted
calls soared from 29 billion in 2016 to almost 48 billion last
year, according to an estimate by YouMail Inc. that’s also been
cited by the Federal Communications Commission. And speaking of the
FCC, it received almost 6 million complaints about unwanted calls
last year, according to a report the agency issued earlier this
year.

This leads us to a new proposal from FCC chairman Ajit Pai that
paves the way for a potentially big step up in the fight against
these calls that leave consumers so outraged.


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A serious fight against robocalls could finally be imminent, thanks
to the FCC
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A serious fight against robocalls could finally be imminent, thanks to the FCC