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FCC Creating Hospital Robocall Advisory Group

The FCC is launching a Hospital Robocall Protection Group and soliciting nominations for membership. 

The group will advise the FCC on ways to combat unwanted robocalls to hospitals, which is apparently an issue. 

"The idea that robocallers would clog up hospital phone lines with a flood of nuisance calls seems unthinkable, but it is a reality,” said FCC chairman Ajit Pai. “Health care facilities are critically important, especially in the face of the current pandemic, and the last thing they should have to worry about is receiving robocalls that distract from performing their mission—supporting the health and well-being of all Americans." 

The FCC is looking for nominations ASAP, but no later than May 1. 

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.