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A serious fight against robocalls could finally be imminent, thanks to the FCC

A serious fight against robocalls could finally be imminent, thanks to the FCC

Hardly anyone needs a reminder of how pervasive the problem of robocalls has become, or how ineffective the action against them has been up to this point. Indeed, the number of such unwanted calls soared from 29 billion in 2016 to almost 48 billion last year, according to an estimate by YouMail Inc. that’s also been cited by the Federal Communications Commission. And speaking of the FCC, it received almost 6 million complaints about unwanted calls last year, according to a report the agency issued earlier this year.

This leads us to a new proposal from FCC chairman Ajit Pai that paves the way for a potentially big step up in the fight against these calls that leave consumers so outraged.