The following may be attributed Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:
“We commend the leadership of House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Greg Walden (R-OR), and the entire House of Representatives, for advancing the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act. Robocalling in the United States has reached a tipping point. AT&T alone has blocked over 5 billion suspected illegal robocalls in our network and provided our wireless customers with tools that have enabled them to collectively block or label nearly 600 million suspected fraud calls and more than 1.4 billion suspected spam calls, and our wireline VoIP consumers with tools that have blocked more than 13.3 million incoming calls and labeled more than 15.6 million calls.
“We have long called for a holistic approach to addressing unwanted and illegal robocalls, encouraged the deployment of new technologies, and advocated for increased law enforcement. Still, the onslaught continues, and the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act represents another tool in our collective industry and enforcement toolbox.”