Tag Archives: Federal Communications Commission

FCC Launches Portal for Entities to Report Robocalls, Spoofing

The Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday that it has opened a portal for private entities to report suspicious robocall, robotext, and spoofing campaigns. The portal is meant for organizations — essentially entities other than consumers and private citizens — to let the FCC know of a problem. The portal can …

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FCC Looks to Expand STIR/SHAKEN to non-IP Phones

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday announced its first steps toward closing a “small but still important hole” in its robocall protection defense, launching a Notice of Inquiry into expanding the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication protocols for non-IP networks. STIR/SHAKEN went into effect last year, requiring carriers to deploy technology that …

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Groups Meet with FCC to Discuss How Blocked Calls Will be Coded

Last week, representatives from a number of trade associations, including ACA International, held a meeting with individuals in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission to lobby for the adoption of a special code that would provide companies with immediate notifications of calls that were blocked …

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FCC Adopts New Rules to Battle Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted a new rule that requires gateway providers — companies that connect calls between networks — to comply with STIR/SHAKEN caller ID protocols and take additional measures to verify the identity of providers whose traffic they are routing or face having their calls blocked from …

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FCC Proposes Rule To Curb More Robocall Activity

The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new rules — that it will vote on next month — aimed at requiring all gateway providers comply with anti-spoofing and robocall rules or face having all traffic blocked by other networks. The Commission will vote on the proposed rule at its next meeting, …

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FCC Proposes Largest Robocall Fine Ever as Chair Makes Comments About ‘Fix’ing Consumer Protections Under TCPA

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed its largest fine ever — $45 million — against a company accused of making “hundreds of thousands” of illegal robocalls attempting to sell health insurance. Perhaps most interestingly to companies in the accounts receivable management industry was a comment from the Chair of the …

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FCC Goes After Two Providers For Not Meeting STIR/SHAKEN Deadlines

The Federal Communications Commission yesterday announced that two telecom companies have failed to fully implement the STIR/SHAKEN protocols and have been referred to the regulator’s enforcement unit for further investigation. The providers — Bandwidth and Vonage — also lost any “leniency” that STIR/SHAKEN provided to networks that were attempting to …

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