FCC Chairman Ajit Pai did not take kindly to the lack of effort carriers had shown in his request to implement “robust caller ID authentication” by the end of the year.
With a number of companies dedicated to the effort to provide customers with better caller ID services, a number of them said they’d need more time than the end of the year to fully implement the request.
According to the Verge, in response, Pai released a statement today criticizing the responses from some of the companies. “It’s time for carriers to implement robust caller ID authentication,” Pai said in the statement. “Uniform adoption will help improve authentication throughout the network and make sure no consumer gets left behind.” If major carriers fail to implement a plan this year, the statement said, “the FCC will have to consider regulatory intervention.”
Putting a stop to the scourge of robocalls flooding citizens was Pai’s top priority when he became FCC Chairman.
“American consumers are sick and tired of unwanted robocalls, this consumer among them,” Paid said in the statement. “Caller ID authentication will be a significant step towards ending the scourge of spoofed robocalls.”