American Consumer Institute Supports FCC Move to Protect Consumers from Robotexts

The following statement can be attributed to Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer institute, regarding today’s FCC adoption of a declaratory ruling classifying text messaging as an information service:  

The FCC’s decision to classify text messaging as an ‘information service’ will help ensure that consumers continue to benefit from the sophisticated tools that have kept text messaging nearly spam-free. Conversely, classifying wireless messaging services as a ‘telecommunications service’ – as some have advocated – would expose consumers to a regulatory approach that has failed to prevent the very noticeable rise of robocalls. Today’s declaratory ruling is a win for consumers.”