FCC accelerates STIR/SHAKEN deadlines

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to accelerate the STIR/SHAKEN deadlines for certain small IP voice service provider networks to no later than June 30, 2022. Large IP VSP networks had a deadline of June 30, 2021.

Shockingly (I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here) the commission found a subset of small voice service providers appear to be originating a large and increasing quantity of illegal robocalls.

According to the FCC NPRM, a March 2021 report released by Transaction Network Services, a provider of call analytics, found that the problem of robocalls originated by certain smaller voice service providers has gotten worse: by the end of 2020, "[a]lmost 95% of high risk calls originate from non-Tier-1 telephone resources, up 3% from last year."

Sorry, voted to study *IF* it should accelerate the deadlines.

The FCC writes sternly worded letters.

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