October 28, 2002
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking public comments on whether to take further action to limit telemarketing calls by telephone companies and others under its jurisdiction. The deadline for comments is November 22. The FCC is also seeking comments in general on whether to revise or clarify its rules governing unwanted telephone solicitations and the use of automatic telephone dialing systems, prerecorded or artificial voice messages, and telephone facsimile machines. It is also asking for comments on the effectiveness of company-specific do-not-call lists. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a companion proposal to adopt a national do-not-call list for entities under its jurisdiction.