FCC Proposes Greater Freedom to Block Unwanted Calls

At its June 6th meeting, the FCC will consider new rules giving
phone companies greater power to block robocalls. Companies would
be allowed to completely block calls before they reach a consumer’s
phone “based on any reasonable analytics designed to identify
unwanted calls”, and make this the default behavior for all
customers. Companies could also send such calls directly to
voicemail. The new rules would also allow phone companies to block
calls that fail SHAKEN/STIR authentication, the new protocol
designed to fight number spoofing. Consumers would have the option
to opt out of call blocking. A further rule would permit blocking
all calls not from a number on the customer’s phone contact list,
although this service could only be opt-in, not the default.

Source: FS – Phones
FCC Proposes Greater Freedom to Block Unwanted Calls