Important Deadline for Voice Service Providers; The Robocall Mitigation Database

The deadline for Voice Service Providers (“VSPs”) to file a Certification with the FCC’s Robocall Mitigation Database is tomorrow. For details on the requirements for filing, please see my prior blog. Generally, the Certification must be accompanied with a robocall mitigation plan, which is a detailed report on the steps taken to ensure the VSP is not the source of illegal calls.

Consequences of Not Filing

Just last week, the FCC issued a Public Notice reminding VSPs of the approaching June 30 filing deadline. The notice went on to state that any VSP required to submit a plan, and has not yet done so, may be subjected to an “appropriate enforcement action.”

Lastly, on September 28, 2021, intermediate and terminating VSP’s will be required to block originating VSPs that are not listed on the Robocall Mitigation Database.

* Tanner Lawrence contributed to this post.