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FCC proposes $45 million fine for insurance robocalls; calls out Vonage, Bandwidth on lack of STIR/SHAKEN implementation

February 21, 2022

The Federal Communications Commission continues its fight against robocalls, with several recent actions that include its largest-ever proposed fine against a Florida-based robocalling operation, a crackdown on service providers who have allegedly not lived up to their commitments to implementing the STIR/SHAKEN call authentication framework, and new enforcement partnerships at the state level to help track down and prosecute illegal robocall operations.

The FCC also issued additional cease-and-desist orders for originating or gateway network providers that the agency said are allowing illegal spam and scam calls to originate on or traverse their networks.

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