The attorneys general of 45 states are urging the five major telephone companies to offer their customers call-blocking technology to assist them in avoiding unwanted robo-calls.
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined 44 other state attorneys general in
In a letter sent to the chief executives of the carriers, the attorneys general noted that a new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule clarification allows telecom companies to offer customers the ability to block unwanted calls.
Telephone companies previously claimed that federal law administered by the FCC prohibited them from implementing existing technologies to block robocalls.
“Robocalls can be annoying and intrusive for those that receive them repeatedly. I am pleased to see that the FCC has made it clear that phone companies can now assist us in our fight against these calls,” said Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen. “We will continue to press these phone carriers to move quickly and inform their consumers of these options.”