By David O. Klein > > On August 22, 2019, it was announced that 51 state attorneys general > and 12 telecommunications service providers (AT&T, Bandwidth, > CenturyLink, Charter, Comcast, Consolidated, Frontier, Sprint, > T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon and Windstream) have collaborated to > implement certain anti-robocalling principles intended to protect > consumers from the growing scourge of illegal robocalls. In announcing > this initiative, the state attorneys general highlighted the fact that > robocalls are generally their number one source of consumer > complaints. Working in partnership with the attorneys general, the > telecommunications service providers have agreed to adopt eight > anti-robocalling principles aimed at the prevention and enforcement of > illegal calls.
I'm confused. Another message was titled "Cable industry fights plan to require robocall-detection technology".
So they're implementing it, but fighting a government *requirement* for it?