Called party carriers will block calls, at an end-users request, that are not signed (Attested). Most wireless and cable providers are already passing Attestations between themselves. Verizon and AT&T wireless both have ‘check marks” next to recent calls on their customer devices. Look at your cell phone and you will see some of your incoming calls are already marked as verified (Attested to). As the number of Attested calls traversing the network increase, carriers will start to increase block and label decisions based on SHAKEN. On January 6, 2020 the Traced Act was signed into law and states: “The FCC must require voice service providers to implement the STIR/SHAKEN authentication framework on all IP networks and to take reasonable measures to implement an effective call authentication framework on all non-IP networks by June 2021. To be clear the extended timeline is to accommodate old wireline networks – the wireless community is for the most part, SHAKEN. The FCC has publicly released major carriers commitments and time lines. Over the next year and half as full adoption by the wireline carriers is realized, order will be restored to the telecom infrastructure and cell phone users will once again answer calls in confidence. The guiding principle behind this new framework requires authorized SHAKEN Service Providers (aka Telephone Companies) to digitally sign their customers’ calls and most importantly, know who their customers are. Regulators will have easy access identifying the origin of any call because the SHAKEN digital signature will provide the required information. Any carrier, who fails to identify who their customer is, would be subject to losing their ability to sign future calls.