Ajit Pai feels your pain,people. Even the most laissez-faire of conservatives likely have secret fantasies about imprisoning those responsible for penetrating our telecom defenses with pre-recorded pitches for credit cards and other services. The innovation of this industry has overwhelmed the screening technology designed to block it, as well as scams that target the elderly.
The FCC chair promised to ride to our rescue earlier today with new rules that will allow telecoms to massively block robocalls by default:
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed granting AT&T, Verizon and other telecom carriers clearer powers to block suspected spam calls from ringing consumers’ phones, a move that comes a month after robocallers dialed Americans nearly 5 billion times, according to one industry estimate.
The idea put forward by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai — and pending approval from the agency’s commissioners — encourages carriers to enable their anti-robocall technology by default, as opposed to waiting for consumers to turn on those features themselves. [Read More]
Published @ May 15, 2019
Ajit Pai: It's open season on robocallers - Hot Air
Ajit Pai: It's open season on robocallers - Hot Air "The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls.