Allowing call blocking by default is a great benefit for consumers who are tired of auto-harassing calls. The US Federal Communications Commission will give voice service providers the legal certainty to block automatic harassing calls so that consumers will no longer receive automatic harassing calls.
Ajit Pai also recommends seeking public comment on caller authentication standards, which will verify the source of the call and allow faster tracking of illegal callers to find out who is responsible for the automated harassment call. Later in the day, Ajit Pai and four other FCC commissioners will testify on the growing number of automated harassment calls in the US House of Representatives panel.
At the June 6 meeting, the US telecommunications regulator is expected to review Ajit Pai's proposal. Data show that from 2017 to 2018, the number of unpopular automatic nuisance calls in the United States soared by 46%. In 2018, there were 26.3 billion automatic harassment calls in the United States, and an average of 10 automatic harassment calls per person per month.