FCC Chairman Proposed Reassigned Number Database, Suggests Action on Robotexts

On November 20, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai issued a press release proposing a reassigned number database and reaffirming the FCC’s fight against robocalls.

According to the release, the reassigned number database “would help legitimate callers know whether telephone numbers have been reassigned to somebody else before calling those numbers so they can direct their calls to parties who asked for them rather than individuals who have subsequently obtained those reassigned numbers.”

The FCC’s top priority remains combatting robocalls, according to Chairman Pai. Chairman Pai also adds that preventing robotexts is also an issue that needs to be addressed.

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