FCC Affirms Declaratory Ruling, Allows Call Blocking as Default Setting

Yesterday, on June 6, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) affirmed a declaratory ruling that allows voice service providers to establish call blocking as a default setting for their customers. This is the FCC’s latest step in battling against illegal robocalls.

While the FCC has been working on solutions to illegal robocalls for a long time, it announced the now-enacted default call blocking declaratory ruling less than a month ago on May 15. There was no formal opportunity to comment, but many industries and businesses publicly voiced their concerns over a rushed solution such as this.

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