FCC Proposes Plan to Stop Spam Texts

Rule would require spam numbers to be blocked by network companies.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules to help curb spam calls and text messages. The commission is considering requiring cell carriers to block spam phone numbers on the network level and increasing consumer education for navigating opt-out policies. The FCC issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, which opens up this potential change to public comment so it can incorporate them into the final rule.

“Recently, scam text messaging has become a growing threat to consumers’ wallets and privacy,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel stated. “More can be done to address this growing problem and today we are formally starting an effort to take a serious, comprehensive, and fresh look at our policies for fighting unwanted robotexts.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the FCC as they seek input into their proposal to block spam numbers.
  • For Chair Rosenworcel to seek God’s direction as she leads the FCC.
  • For U.S. officials to weigh in with wise feedback regarding the regulations.

Sources: Axios, Ars Technica, Tech Crunch


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