The new rule would make it easier for carriers, like AT&T,
Verizon, and T-Mobile, to automatically register their customers
for call-blocking technology. As of right now, customers have to
opt-in on their own. It would also allow customers to block calls
coming from phone numbers that are not on their contacts list.
Commissioners are expected to vote on the measure at their June
“Allowing call blocking by default could be a big benefit for
consumers who are sick and tired of robocalls,” FCC Chairman Ajit
Pai said. “By making it clear that such call blocking is allowed,
the FCC will give voice service providers the legal certainty they
need to block unwanted calls from the outset so that consumers
never have to get them.”
I’m trying to think of another issue that could garner so much bipartisan support in America today. I got nothing.