The Hill reports that the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Friday told phone companies that they should start providing free technology for their customers to block robocalls and spam texts.
Last year, The Hill explains, the FCC told wireless carriers that they could provide robocall-blocking technology said without running afoul of any rules. Wheeler’s letters on Friday puts pressure on the industry to take action on the issue. The companies have 30 days to respond.
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