On August 19, 2016, the FCC hosted the first meeting of the Robocall Strike Force, an industry-led group that is committed to developing comprehensive solutions to prevent, detect, and filter unwanted robocalls. Robocalls and telemarketing calls are the number one source of consumer complaints received by the FCC. Following a call to action by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (http://go.usa.gov/xrTfm), industry leaders moved to form the Strike Force to expeditiously address consumer concerns with robocalls and deploy anti-robocall solutions.
The first portion of this meeting was open to the public. We anticipate remarks from Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, who will Chair the Strike Force.