Press Release, Statement
August 22, 2019
USTelecom, CTIA, NCTA Joint Statement on State Attorneys General Anti-Robocall Principles .
Background: Today, a cross section of voice service providers re-affirmed their commitment to stopping illegal and unwanted robocalls from plaguing consumers by joining state attorneys general to highlight anti-robocalling principles that can help government agencies take action against bad actors.
The following statement is for attribution to USTelecom, CTIA and NCTA:
“Illegal robocalls are more than annoying, they are a deliberate attempt by criminals to flood voice networks with unwanted calls that scam, spoof and prey upon vulnerable consumers who are justifiably fed up.
“The member companies of USTelecom, CTIA and NCTA are taking action and aggressively responding to this threat with a variety of tools. We appreciate the efforts of the state attorneys general, the FCC, the FTC and other agencies to further collaboration that will hold the scammers behind these calls responsible for their actions.”
CTIA® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.