Call to action: CUs encouraged to comment on FCC auto-call-blocking decision

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An action alert has been issued on the Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming vote on a declaratory ruling on default call blocking. The deadline to submit comments to the FCC is tomorrow, May 30, and all New York credit union advocates are encouraged to comment.

The FCC is expected to vote on the matter next Thursday, June 6. FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai announced earlier this month that the commission will take action on a proposal that would allow voice service providers to block robocalls by default, which would allow phone carriers to block suspected robocalls unless consumers affirmatively opt out. If the commission votes in favor of the proposed declaratory ruling, it could lead to credit unions being unable to contact members with critical information.

To learn more about this issue and to submit comments to the FCC, visit CUNA’s website.

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