NTCA Statement on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Proposal to Address Persistent Robocalling Concerns

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Carolyn Just, 703-351-2015, cjust@ntca.org 

Arlington, Va., (May 15, 2019) – NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer, Shirley Bloomfield, about today’s proposal by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that would seek to enable and implement additional tools to address consumer concerns about robocalls. 

“NTCA’s hometown operators have close connections to the communities they serve, and they are eager to be part of the solution for robocalling problems in light of significant customer frustration. As the FCC considers how best to solve these concerns, it will be important to consider and overcome any barriers that could hinder smaller rural providers’ full participation in these efforts. NTCA looks forward to working with the FCC and other stakeholders to ensure that any solutions adopted can be implemented throughout communications networks, rural and urban, by providers large and small, for the benefit of consumers everywhere.”