AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Enable Carriers to Block Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “Today, Chairman Pai took aggressive steps in the FCC’s campaign against the robocall problem by proposing new rules that will expand a provider’s ability to block calls that are believed to be unlawful or made with the intent…

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AT&T Highlights Efforts to Combat Robocalls at U.S. Department of Justice Industry Forum on Tech Support Fraud

By Bruce Byrd, AT&T Communications Chief Legal Officer (This post originally appeared on Mr. Byrd’s LinkedIn page.) Robocalling in the United States has reached a tipping point. Fraudsters have been using robocalls – or automated phone calls – to scam some of the most vulnerable members of society. These scams are illegal and hurt Americans,…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Effort to Combat ‘Spoofed’ Calls to Consumers

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T supports the FCC’s efforts and rigorous approach to fighting illegal and unwanted calls. Today’s notice of proposed rulemaking targets caller ID spoofing by, among other proposals, covering more types of communications and expanding the Commission’s reach…

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AT&T Statement on TRACED Act, Legislation to Help Combat Robocalls

The following may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations: “AT&T is committed to giving consumers the very best tools to combat illegal robocalls. We also are supportive of collaborative efforts in the fight against these unwanted calls. To that end, we look forward to working with Senators Thune and Markey on this important…

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AT&T Statement on FCC Action to Protect Consumers from Spam and Robotexts

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “AT&T takes very seriously our commitment to protect consumers from unwanted text messages, and this is why we strongly support today’s declaratory ruling. This action empowers wireless providers to continue to protect consumers from spam and robotexts,…

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AT&T Commends FCC Efforts to Combat Robocalling

The following may be attributed to Joan Marsh, AT&T Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs: “We appreciate the FCC’s ongoing commitment to combat robocalling. Today’s order provides another layer of protection for consumers against unwanted calls and correctly establishes a safe harbor for calls inadvertently made to a reassigned number. AT&T has…

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FCC Hosts Second Meeting of Robocall Strike Force; Industry Delivers Short and Long-Term Solutions

Today, AT&T committed to immediately start working with vendors and to be ready for carrier interoperability verification by the 4th quarter of 2017. These standards will make it easier to mitigate robocalls and go after the bad actors. AT&T fully intends to meet this aggressive timeline.   The following are remarks by AT&T Chairman & CEO…

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Answering the Call on Robocalling

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

Last week, AT&T’s Chairman and CEO, Randall Stephenson, received a letter from Chairman Wheeler addressing the robocalls that continue to plague our industry and our customers.  AT&T agrees that decisive action is needed. Indeed, AT&T has separately called for the development of comprehensive and industry-wide solutions to address these unwanted, illegal and often fraudulent calls….

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Robocalls: A Problem We All Need To Solve

by Bob Quinn

Former Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs, Retired May 2018

You’re trying to sit down to dinner, but the phone won’t stop ringing. And it’s not friends, family or the office. It’s another unwanted recorded call pitching you a product you don’t want. Or, worse, attempting to scam you with, say, a phony tax bill. The same technology that allows you to stay connected with…

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