Consumer Advisory:
Upcoming FCC Webinar:  What Older Americans Should Know About Robocalls, Scams, and Accessible Communications.

The Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau will host a webinar focused on a range of telecommunications and video programming issues related to older Americans.  The free webinar will take place on May 22, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern time (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Alaska time). 

The webinar will provide older Americans and their family and friends with information and tips about the value of broadband connectivity (i.e., staying engaged, telehealth) dealing with robocalls, reporting suspicious calls to the FCC’s Consumer Complaint Center, and benefitting from rules requiring disability access to communications, including rules that require hearing aid compatibility, telecommunications relay services, emergency access, and closed captioning.

Registration is not required for this event.  It will be streamed live online at with open captions.  During the event, participants may submit comments and questions by emailing or via Twitter using hashtag #FCClive.

For more information, click on the FCC Public Notice here.

Date Issued: 5/11/2017