Verizon asks for 'narrowly targeted' waiver to FCC robocall rules [telecom]

By Mike Dano

According to Verizon, there's one very specific calling scenario in which it's unable to block potential robocalls: toll-free calls from foreign consumers that terminate at call centers belonging to US-based enterprises. As a result, the company is requesting a waiver of some FCC rules designed to block robocalls.

In its FCC filing, Verizon argues that it has long worked to block all kinds of robocalls and that this scenario doesn't pose a robocall threat to its customers. Also, according to Verizon, it would be unnecessarily expensive to implement a technology that could block toll-free robocalls from foreign consumers that terminate at US call centers.

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