FCC Considers Requiring Caller ID for Landlines

Robocalls are difficult to prevent without caller ID.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently published a Notice of Inquiry, seeking public comment on how best to verify caller ID on older landline numbers. The FCC has taken a number of steps lately to address robocalls, and the inability to use Internet Protocol (IP) technology to filter through calls from landline numbers is an obstacle to those efforts.

The Notice of Inquiry will “seek more focused comment on caller ID authentication technology for non-IP networks and how best to address this remaining gap in our caller ID authentication scheme,” FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said. The FCC is scheduled to vote on this Notice of Inquiry at their meeting on October 27.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel as she oversees the process of preventing robocalls.
  • For the public to provide input and expertise on the technology to block landline robocalls.
  • For members of the FCC as they craft communication regulations.

Sources: ArsTechnica, Federal Communications Commission


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