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➢ Americans received just under 3bln robocalls in May, a 3% increase from April.

➢ The average number of calls per day in April came to just over 95mln calls per day, or roughly 1104 calls per second.

➢ The calls are still 48% below the all-time monthly peak of 5.7bln calls in October 2019.

➢ Two types of illegal calls exceeded 100mln calls for the month: health-related scams and car warranty scams.

➢ The city with the most robocalls was Atlanta, GA (129.1mln).

(Source: YouMail)

Quotable

“Conjectures about 5G’s effect on human health are long on panic and short on science. Paradoxically, such fears are likely to exacerbate suffering during the covid-19 crisis, because the dislocation caused by the coronavirus pandemic requires strong Internet connectivity to facilitate telework, remote learning, as well as staying in touch with friends and family. Investment in 5G is thus central to the United States’ recovery, and it’s important for Americans to know that wireless networks are safe… But if we delay 5G deployment based on irrational fears and unproven theories, it will only hurt the American people as we plot our path forward.” — FCC general counsel Tom Johnson in an op-ed for the Washington Post

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