We’ve talked about STIR/SHAKEN in the past, but this is promising. This may not solve all of the problems, but the carriers are also making advances right now to find ways to reduce problem calls. I’m hopeful that we’ll at least reduce some of the bad actors before too long.

The FCC announced today all carriers and phone companies must adopt the STIR/SHAKEN protocol by June 30th, 2021. The regulatory requirement is designed to combat robocalls, specifically those that try to hide their phone numbers by allowing carriers to authenticate caller IDs.