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FCC to phone companies: You can stop unwanted robocalls

4 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Friday, June 19 2015 Jun 19, 2015 June 19, 2015 5:23 PM June 19, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WASHINGTON - Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them.

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday agreed that Verizon, AT&T and other telecommunication carriers aren't duty-bound to connect those annoying "robocalls" if a consumer doesn't want them. Consumer groups and several states had asked the federal regulator to clarify this point because phone companies have said they worry about running afoul of rules that require them to connect every call.

The FCC also voted in favor of expanding its Lifeline program to provide low-income subsidies for broadband service.

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