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Phone companies to get more power to block robocalls

Phone companies to get more power to block robocalls


ON THE S-U HILL. BLOCKS AROUND SOUTH CROUSE AVENUE AND MARSHALL STREET WILL BE CLOSED.IT COMES AS WORK CONTINUES ON THE UNIVERSITY HILL BIKE NETWORK. DRIVERS SHOULD AVOID MARSHALL STREET BETWEEN SOUTH CROUSE AVENUE AND UNIVERSITY AVENUE… AS WELL AS SOUTH CROUSE AVENUE BETWEEN WAVERLY AVENUE AND ADAMS STREET. DAN: THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RELEASED A PROPOSAL TODAY TO TRY AND FIGHT ROBOCALLS BY GIVING THE PHONE COMPANIES THE ABILITY TO BLOCK CERTAIN NUMBERS THEMSELVES. AMERICANS RECEIVED MORE THAN 26 BILLION ROBOCALLS LAST YEAR– THAT’S UP ALMOST 50-PERCENT IN JUST ONE YEAR. CARRIERS HAVE ALSO BEEN DEVELOPING STANDARDS AIMED AT VERIFYING THE OWNER OF A PARTICULAR PHONE NUMBER, IN ORDER TO CUT DOWN ON ROBOCALLS. IF APPROVED, THE PLAN WOULD GO INTO PLACE LATER THIS YEAR. DAN:

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