News : FCC Takes Aim at Annoying Telemarketing Calls
Orlando, FL, USA, June 22, 2015 -- Federal regulators introduced a new rule that will crack down on businesses that send you unwanted phone calls and text messages.
The Federal Communications Commission agreed carriers no long have to connect those calls, and some carriers, including Verizon and AT&T, are now offering free call blocking services.
Offenders could face up to $1,500 in fines per call, meaning they pay you if they break the rules.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency of the United States government, created by Congressional statute (see 47 U.S.C. § 151 and 47 U.S.C. § 154), and with the majority of its commissioners appointed by the current President. The FCC works towards six goals in the areas of broadband, competition, the spectrum, the media, public safety and homeland security. The Commission is also in the process of modernizing itself.
Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2015