Consumer Groups Say FCC Weakening Oversight Of Cell Carriers [telecom]

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Consumer Groups Say FCC Weakening Oversight Of Cell Carriers Under
Pretense Of Battling Text Message Spam

Consumer groups say that the Ajit Pai FCC is once again being
misleading as he continues his ongoing quest to eliminate most
meaningful oversight of cell carriers and broadband providers.

Last week, the FCC announced several major initiatives the agency
claimed were intended to help fight text message spam. One of them
involves the creation of a reassigned number database, which would
help marketers market more efficiently by ensuring that a target of
marketing calls and text messages are receiving the messages they
either opted in to, or opted out of. But another effort, only vaguely
hinted at in the announcement, would further weaken the FCC's consumer
protection authority over wireless cell providers, already greatly
eroded after the assault on net neutrality.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20181126/07441241104/consumer-groups-say-fcc-weakening-oversight-cell-carriers-under-pretense-battling-text-message-spam.shtml

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