FCC Might Require Cell Carriers To Block Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing that cell phone carriers have to block robocalls by default. "The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls. It is the top complaint we receive from consumers each and every year," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told reporters. "And we believe that we need to make it easier for phone companies to block these robocalls." The call-blocking company YouMail issues estimates of nationwide robocalls each month. They estimate that there were 4.9 billion calls placed in April 2019, a rate of nearly 15 calls per person.

The FCC will consider the proposal at a meeting on June 6.

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