The Wall Street Journal reports telecommunication industry officials have discovered that small carriers are largely behind the mass amount of robocalls circulating around the U.S. Large telecoms have traced the robocalls back to their source, revealing the role of small carriers. Regulators are having difficulty penalizing the large telecoms for not limiting the small carriers' work for various reasons, including no required checks on whether a robocall is legal or illegal. "There are definitely repeat offenders who keep showing up as the sources of illegal robocalls," USTelecom Senior Vice President Patrick Halley said. "Carriers that knowingly allow the origination of billions of illegal robocalls should be held accountable." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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