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Joint Trades Comment on FCC’s Call Blocking Efforts

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Joint Trades Comment on FCC’s Call Blocking Efforts

This week, AFSA joined other trade groups in commenting on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rulemaking to implement the TRACED Act. Specifically, the trades expressed support for the FCC’s goal of eliminating illegal robocalls, but emphasized the importance of preventing legitimate calls from being erroneously blocked.

Under the TRACED Act, redress mechanisms must be in place to swiftly notify businesses that their calls have been blocked. The trades requested that in any final rulemaking, the FCC should require Voice Service Providers (VSPs) to immediately notify businesses when their calls have been blocked and remove any erroneous blocking no later than 24 hours after the VSP becomes aware of the blocking.

September 1st, 2020 by