FTC and FCC to Co-Host Expo on April 23 Featuring Technologies to Block Illegal Robocalls

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Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will co-host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo on Monday, April 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068.

The Expo, which is free and open to the public, will showcase innovative technologies, devices, and applications to minimize or eliminate the number of illegal robocalls consumers receive. The FTC and FCC are continuing their coordinated efforts to combat illegal robocalls and promote innovative solutions to protect consumers. The Expo is being held one month after the two agencies co-hosted a Joint Policy Forum.

FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will give brief remarks at the Expo, which will feature demonstrations from the following companies:

  • AT&T
  • Call Control
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Digitone Communications
  • First Orion Corp.
  • Hiya
  • Neustar Communications
  • Nomorobo
  • Reverd LLC
  • Scammer Jammer
  • South Coast Telecom Inc.
  • TelTech Systems
  • T-Mobile
  • TNS
  • Verizon
  • VTech Communications, Inc.
  • YouMail

More information about the Expo is available at https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/events/2018/04/stop-illegal-robocalls-expo. Questions regarding the event can be directed to Anthony Butler at Anthony.Butler@fcc.gov or 202-418-2372 or Chantal Virgile at Chantal.Virgile@fcc.gov or 202-418-0056.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information. Make your request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. Send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY).

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Contact Information

CONTACT FOR CONSUMERS:
FTC’s Consumer Response Center
877-382-4357

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Mitchell J. Katz, FTC Office of Public Affairs
202-326-2161

Mike Snyder, FCC Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
202-418-0997