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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 09 Sep 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 252 : "text" format

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Re: Anti-Robocalling Principles Established By State Attorneys GeneralBarry Margolin
Editorial: Sounds of silenceBill Horne
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <barmar-7FF054.16255807092019@reader443.eternal-september.org> Date: 7 Sep 2019 16:25:58 -0400 From: "Barry Margolin" <barmar@alum.mit.edu> Subject: Re: Anti-Robocalling Principles Established By State Attorneys General In article <20190830000018.GA28200@telecom.csail.mit.edu>, David O. Klein wrote: > By David O. Klein > > On August 22, 2019, it was announced that 51 state attorneys general > and 12 telecommunications service providers (AT&T, Bandwidth, > CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Consolidated, Frontier, Sprint, > T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon and Windstream) have collaborated to > implement certain anti-robocalling principles intended to protect > consumers from the growing scourge of illegal robocalls. In announcing > this initiative, the state attorneys general highlighted the fact that > robocalls are generally their number one source of consumer > complaints. Working in partnership with the attorneys general, the > telecommunications service providers have agreed to adopt eight > anti-robocalling principles aimed at the prevention and enforcement of > illegal calls. I'm confused. Another message was titled "Cable industry fights plan to require robocall-detection technology". So they're implementing it, but fighting a government *requirement* for it? -- Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me *** ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190906195901.GA23924@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 19:59:01 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Editorial: Sounds of silence A dozen large telephone companies, including Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. have reached an agreement with 50 states' attorneys general as well as the District of Columbia attorney general to enact technology to block robocalls before they reach consumers. The other companies signing the agreement are T-Mobile, CenturyLink Inc., Comcast Corp., Sprint Corp., Bandwidth Inc., charter Communications Inc., Consolidated Communications Crop., U.S. Cellular Corp. and Windstream Holdings Inc. https://www.nonpareilonline.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-sounds-of-silence/article_01023d77-a045-56c6-a1bd-c2216caaf602.html -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 09 Sep 2019

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