NTCA Applauds Senate Passage of Robocall Legislation

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

Arlington, Va., (December 19, 2019)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association issued the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Shirley Bloomfield regarding today’s Senate vote to pass S. 151, the Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence Act. 

“NTCA thanks Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.),  Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), and Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) for their leadership in garnering bicameral and bipartisan support for the TRACED Act. 

“NTCA member companies are community-oriented providers that take robocalling concerns very seriously and are committed to resolving the problem for their customers. 

“These unwanted robocalls that utilize spoofed phone numbers or falsify information are an issue in urban and rural America alike. The TRACED Act 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 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.”