The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) circulated letters to seven voice providers Tuesday, urging them to provide information that can help crack down on foreign robocalls.
Robocalls have become a point of concern for many Americans and last year cost consumers $19 million.
The FCC hopes that the information provided will allow them to prevent robocalls. They are asking the companies, which have been identified as gateways for calls, to provide information on their network so that they can determine how the callers are accessing the networks and see what remedies may be available to prevent access.
The providers have until February 17 to provide a response.