FCC, FTC look to block illegal robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20068.

 

The Expo, which is free and open to the public, will showcase innovative technologies, devices, and applications to minimize or eliminate the number of illegal robocalls consumers receive.  The FCC and FTC are continuing their coordinated efforts to combat illegal robocalls and promote innovative solutions to protect consumers.  The Expo is being held one month after the two agencies co-hosted a Joint Policy Forum on March 23.

 

FCC Chief of Staff Matthew Berry and FTC Chief of Staff Svetlana Gans will give brief remarks at the Expo, which will feature demonstrations from the following companies:

 

 

  • AT&T
  • Call Control
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Digitone Communications
  • First Orion Corp.
  • Hiya
  • Neustar Communications
  • Nomorobo
  • Reverd LLC
  • Scammer Jammer
  • South Coast Telecom Inc.
  • TelTech Systems
  • T-Mobile
  • TNS
  • Verizon
  • VTech Communications, Inc.
  • YouMail

 

 

More information about the Expo is available at https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2018/04/stop-illegal-robocalls-expo.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.  Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information.  Make your request as early as possible.  Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill.  Send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY).

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