Joint Trades Comment on FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Call Blocking

The American Bankers Association (ABA), ACA International, American Financial Services Association, Consumer Bankers Association, Credit Union National Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, National Council of Higher Education Resources, and Student Loan Servicing Alliance (the Associations) appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Eighth Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (for Docket No. 17-59) and Third Notice of Inquiry (for Docket No. 17-59) (collectively, the Notice). In the Notice, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes additional measures to combat illegal calls, seeks comment on how best to notify legitimate callers of erroneously blocked calls, and seeks comment on how frequently outbound calling numbers are erroneously labeled as “spam” or with another derogatory label, among other questions the Commission posed.

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