The Federal Communication Commission issued a ruling permitting wireless messaging providers to protect consumers from spam or robotext.
The Commission resolved that text messaging providers have the responsibility to ensure the safety of its consumers by blocking unnecessary text messages through anti-spoofing and spam –blocking measures.
In addition, the FCC categorized Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) and SMS as an information service under Title I of the Communications Act.
Other texting companies had asked for the classification of text messaging services as telecommunications services. This would, however, control the wireless providers’ role in protecting its consumers from unwanted text messages.
This article was first published here: https://www.afsaonline.org/Portals/0/Text%20messaging%20press%20release.pdf