The CRTC doesn’t think Canadians should have to deal with unsolicited telephone calls.
Canada’s telecommunications regulator has ordered telephone companies to help their customers block unsolicited and nuisance phone calls.
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The CRTC has given companies 90 days to come up with technical solutions for blocking the calls.
It is also urging companies to start offering customers call-filtering services.
“We strive to ensure all Canadians have adequate and reliable protection when using the communication system. In this case, telecommunications service providers are in the best position to develop and implement call management solutions for the millions of Canadians tired of receiving nuisance calls, just as they have done for e-mail and text messaging,” said CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais.
The CRTC said a decision on caller ID spoofing will be coming shortly.