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FCC Wants to Give Phone Companies Ability to Block Robocalls by Default

FCC Wants to Give Phone Companies Ability to Block Robocalls by Default

U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday proposed letting phone companies to block unwanted “robocalls” by default. The effort is a bid to reduce the flood of irritating calls users receive from telemarketers and scammers.

Reuters reports the U.S. telecommunications regulator is expected to approve Pai’s proposal at its June 6 meeting. Pai and the other four FCC commissioners testified on Wednesday before a U.S. House panel amid frustration in Congress and among U.S. consumers over the flood of robocalls.