by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
FCC Opens Proceeding to Determine if VoIP Providers Should Have Additional Anti-Robocall Obligations
On August 6, 2021, the FCC adopted a "Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" -to consider additional anti-robocall requirements for interconnected VoIP provider that seek direct access to telephone numbers. Among the changes, the FCC proposes to require interconnected VoIP provider seeking access to numbers to "certify that it will use numbering resources lawfully; will not encourage nor assist and facilitate illegal robocalls, illegal spoofing, or fraud; and will take reasonable steps to cease origination, termination, and/or transmission of illegal robocalls once discovered. "Comments on this proposal will be due 30 days after publication of the FNPRM in the/Federal Register/."