05.15.2019Public Policy

Verizon encouraged by new FCC initiatives to fight robocalls

Washington, DC -- Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today unveiled plans for a new initiative to help consumers block robocalls.  The following statement should be attributed to Will Johnson, Verizon senior vice president of federal regulatory and legal affairs:

“Verizon welcomes today's announcement and the related work that the FCC and the industry have been doing to protect consumers from unwanted robocalls.  We know robocallers are annoying to our customers.  We're working hard to implement innovative ways, like the STIR/SHAKEN standard, to stop these bad actors, and we're glad the FCC is also focused on taking aggressive action and exploring new tools to protect consumers.   While there may not be a silver bullet that entirely ends these activities, we're fully committed to fighting the scourge of robocalls.”