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FCC Rejects ZTE’s Petition to not be Declared a National Security Threat

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to block Chinese company ZTE from contracts under the $8.3 billion Universal Service Fund, due to national security concerns. FCC said Tuesday its Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau denied ZTE's petition for reconsideration of being branded as a threat.

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FCC Identifies Telecom Carriers Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment in Networks; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has identified telecommunications carriers and their affiliates that have reported using equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE in their networks and found that removing or replacing those equipment could cost all identified service providers about $1.8 billion.

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FCC Declares Huawei, ZTE as Threats to National Security; Ajit Pai Quoted

Ajit Pai

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) public safety and homeland security bureau has designated Huawei Technologies and ZTE as national security threats as part of efforts to safeguard U.S. communications networks from security risks. The designation suggests that organizations may no longer use FCC’s Universal Service Fund to buy, maintain, modify or support any services or equipment provided by ZTE and Huawei. 

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FCC Finalizes Rules for Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program

Telecommunications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted final rules for a program that seeks to reimburse telecommunications carriers for replacing or removing equipment and services that pose risks to national security. Communications services providers with 10 million or fewer customers can participate in the $1.89 billion Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

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FCC Proposes Amended Rules for Telecom Provider Reimbursement Program

Telecommunications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to consider at its July 13th open meeting an order that would amend rules for a program that seeks to reimburse telecommunications carriers for removing and replacing equipment and services that pose risks to national security. The amended rules would allow communications services providers with 10 million or fewer customers to take part in the reimbursement program.

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FCC’s Covered List Includes Telecom Equipment From Five Chinese Companies; Jessica Rosenworcel Quoted

Jessica Rosenworcel

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a list of telecommunications equipment and services that pose a national security threat as part of its compliance with the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019. Jessica Rosenworcel, acting chairwoman of FCC, said the list marks a big step in restoring trust in U.S. communications networks.

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FCC Asks Public for Input on Network Supply Chain Cleanup Program

Federal Communications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) needs public feedback on proposals to change existing policy regarding a program to clean up the supply chain of U.S. communications networks. The program, created through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, funds efforts to throw away security-threatening network equipment. The bill allotted $1.89 billion for this objective.

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