FCC Proposal Targeting Huawei Garners Early Praise

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving aggressively to ban companies from using federal subsidies for equipment from Chinese telecommunications groups Huawei and ZTE, and earning initial praise from lawmakers and industry groups.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and a former technology executive, told The Hill on Tuesday that he was “pleased to see the FCC address the threat to network security posed by vendors such as Huawei and ZTE,” calling it a “critical first step.”

But Warner also said Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai should have acted sooner and he “urged” the Trump administration to “work with Congress to pass legislation to help rural carriers remove legacy equipment and to harden the U.S. telecommunications supply chain.”

Read more at The Hill

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