FCC Chair Ajit Pai: Time to automatically block robocalls

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is seeking to give telecommunications firms the ability to automatically block potential robocalls without consumer consent.

Under the proposal from Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled on Wednesday, customers would need to opt-out of the offering. Such a system, Pai says, could have a “significant dent in robocalls,” but the agency did not have a numerical estimate.

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