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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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FCC Implements Directive to Replace ‘Risky’ Telecom Equipment

Telecommunications

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formally implemented rules under the 2019 Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act aimed at reimbursing telecommunication providers’ equipment that pose risks to national security. FCC said Thursday that the reimbursement program might require a least $1.6B in funding to replace risky communications equipment purchased after Aug. 14, 2018.

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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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Executive Order to Ban US Investments in Companies Backing China’s Military

White House

President Trump signed Thursday an executive order that prohibits U.S. companies and individuals from investing in Chinese companies that support the Chinese military, CNBC reported. The president has directed the secretary of the Department of the Treasury (USDT) to enforce rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the order.

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Christopher Krebs: US Cloud Leadership Key to Winning 5G Race

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. has the edge over China in the development of 5G networks due to the country’s existing infrastructure in the cloud. “We really own the cloud space. So we should be able to have that next generation of technology," said Krebs. 

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PSC Addresses Chinese Supply Chain Rule in NDAA; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has addressed the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council to provide clarification on the Interim Final Rule, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. PSC has submitted comments concerning prohibitions on contractors’ use of products and services from certain Chinese telecommunications firms including Huawei and ZTE.

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