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Second Meeting of Industry-Led Robocall Strike Force

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Commission Meeting Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554

The Federal Communications Commission hosted the second meeting of the Robocall Strike Force on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 1-2 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room, located at 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20554.  The event included remarks from Chairman Wheeler, Commissioners Clyburn, Rosenworcel, Pai, and O'Rielly, and AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, the Chair of the Robocall Strike Force.

The Robocall Strike Force is an industry-led group which has been working for two months to develop 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.  However, giving consumers meaningful control over the calls and texts they receive requires collective action by the industry. 

Industry leaders moved to form the Strike Force in response to a call to action by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler directing industry to develop an action plan to address consumer concerns with robocalls and deploy anti-robocall solutions within 60 days.  The FCC hosted a meeting to kick off the Strike Force's work on August 19, 2016.  The Strike Force reported to the Commission on its proposed action plan at the October 26 meeting.  At this meeting, Chairman Wheeler proposed a third meeting of this group in six months.


CONTACTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: For media inquiries, contact Will Wiquist, Office of Media Relations, Federal Communications Commission, at 202-418-0509 or will.wiquist@fcc.gov.  For all other inquiries, contact Jerusha Burnett, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, at 202-418-0526 or jerusha.burnett@fcc.gov.