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Comcast, AT&T reach 'milestone' in stopping robocalls

Michelle Caffrey
Comcast, AT&T reach 'milestone' in stopping robocalls

Comcast and AT&T reached what the companies call a "milestone" in an effort to stop robocallers. Both companies tested the service on March 5 using their regular home voice networks, and said that customers might "soon" see incoming calls on the caller ID labeled as verified or not verified, helping them avoid scammers or telemarketers. While Comcast and AT&T compete in the worlds of pay TV, with AT&T owning both DirecTV and newly renamed WarnerMedia, the effort is tied to a larger effort by the FCC to address the use of spoofed phone numbers.