"An important part of our industry's response efforts during outages and emergency events is the ability to keep in touch with customers. Understandably, customers should not receive unwanted robocalls from telemarketers, and we commend the FCC for clarifying that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act does not prohibit electric companies from updating their customers about planned and unplanned service outages and restoration efforts."
EEI is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly and indirectly support more than 1 million jobs. EEI has more than 70 international electric companies as International Members, and 270 industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.
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SOURCE Edison Electric Institute