FCC Provides Notice of Effective Date for Call Blocking Rules


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has provided notice that the Call Blocking Third Report and Order (Order), which adopted rules for blocking calls, was published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2020.  Specifically, the Order encouraged call blocking by establishing a safe harbor for voice service providers from liability for unintended blocking of wanted calls, so long as reasonable analytics are used.  As a result of the publication, the adopted rules will take effect on October 14, 2020.

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