USTelecom named the newest members of its nationally recognized Industry Traceback Group (ITG). The news comes shortly after enactment of the Pallone-Thune TRACED Act, major consumer protection legislation requiring the FCC to certify an industry-led robocall traceback effort. New members joining the ITG are: Twilio, U.S. Cellular, XCast Labs and Voxology.
The ITG includes companies from across the wireline, wireless, VoIP and cable industries that trace and identify the source of illegal robocalls. The ITG coordinates with voice service providers at all levels of a call’s path to eliminate illegal robocall traffic.
USTelecom President/CEO Jonathan Spalter said the group is getting better and faster each day: “We know there is a determined group of callers flouting the law and regularly polluting our networks to the tune of billions of calls every month. That’s why we formed the ITG with responsible voice service providers to trace these calls, identify the repeat offenders and turn over our findings to law enforcement. The robocall battle won’t be won overnight, but the members of the ITG are in this for the long haul – committed to giving providers and government the tools to help us take back our phones.”
Existing members of the ITG: Alliance Group Services, ANI Networks, AT&T, Bandwidth, Bell Canada, Brightlink, Business Telecommunications Services, CenturyLink, Charter Communications, Cincinnati Bell, Comcast, Consolidated Communications, Cox Communications, Frontier, Google, HD Tandem, IDT Telecom, Impact Telecom, Inteliquent, O1 Communications, Peerless Network, Silver Star Communications, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, West Telecom, Windstream, and Ymax.
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