The federal government just took another big swipe at illegal robocalls

The federal government just took another big swipe at illegal robocalls

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  • Hear robocalls paid for by Arizona and Michigan GOP encouraging voting by mail 02:31 - Source: CNN Washington CNN Business — The federal government took another big swipe at illegal robocalls on Tuesday, as it moved to block a voice provider from the entire US phone network for the very first time.
  • According to the FCC, Global UC’s unprecedented termination comes after it failed to comply with US regulations aimed at countering illegal robocalls.
  • While the FCC has previously issued threats to some providers warning they could be blocked from the US phone network over a repeated failure to comply, Tuesday’s action marks the first time the agency has followed through, reflecting the US government’s latest escalation against illegal robocalls.
  • The FCC order effectively severs Global UC’s access to the US phone network by forcing other US voice providers to stop doing business with the target company, prohibiting the other providers from accepting phone traffic from Global UC.

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