35 State Attorneys General Speak Against Broader TCPA

  • Written by Puja Amin for The National Law Review

The myth that private enforcement via the TCPA is stopping the problem is finally starting to unravel as state governing bodies turn to the FCC for real answers on the robocall epidemic.

This week a bipartisan coalition of 35 state attorneys general submitted a reply comment in response to a public notice issued by the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau requesting comments on how the FCC can empower telephone providers to block illegal robocalls. The FCC last November released the 2017 Call Blocking Order and adopted a set of robocall rules that allowed telephone providers to proactively block calls from invalid and unassigned numbers – but the attorneys general state in their reply comment, that this hasn’t been enough to cure the problem. “By the end of this year, the industry expects a 33% increase…” they state.

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