NTCA Statement on TRACED Act

For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Withers, 703-351-2087, lwithers@ntca.org

Arlington, Va. (January 17, 2019)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association today issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding the TRACED Act seeking to deter unwanted robocalling.

“Unwanted robocalls that utilize spoofed phone numbers or falsify information are a problem in urban and rural America alike. NTCA therefore supports efforts like the TRACED Act introduced by Senators Thune and Markey, as the bill seeks to tackle this problem while also recognizing the transitions necessary to implement new technologies and network connections that will help achieve this goal. We look forward to working with Senators Thune and Markey and other policymakers to ensure that providers of all sizes and in all parts of the country can be part of the solution for the benefit of American consumers.”