House Passes Anti-Robocall Legislation
The US House of Representatives today voted to pass the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act. The Sentate passed a similar bill in May, so the two bills will now be reconciled and combined in conference before being sent to the President to sign. With overwhelming bipartisan support, the final bill is expected to become law. Both bills passed so far give the FCC expanded power to punish robocallers violating FCC rules, and require carriers to quickly implement SHAKEN/STIR, a technology that authenticates callers to help curb number spoofing.
Aug 19, 2016
AT&T and dozens of other companies are escalating the war on robocalls with a new Strike Force aimed at disrupting spammers' ability to call and pester consumers. AT&T CEO Randal Stephenson says carriers, device makers, OS developers, network designers, regulators, and lawmakers will all need to work together to create a play book to tackle the problem.
Jun 19, 2018
The Senate approved legislation that would see the ban against ZTE remain in place. The chamber on Monday voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a bill passed by the Senate every year.
Sep 18, 2018
A new bipartisan bill in the Senate would see ZTE smacked with heavy fines if it were to violate its settlement agreement with the U.S. ZTE reached an accord with the U.S.
Nov 5, 2018
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai sent letters to more than a dozen telephone service providers today asking them for a status update on their efforts to curb robocalls. He demanded these companies deploy a system that authenticates the identity of callers as those calls transit the networks with the goal of identifying and squashing spoofed numbers and spam.
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