NY Times reports FCC joins push to curtail giant Chinese telecom equipment maker

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is joining the Trump administration, Congress and other government agencies in targeting Huawei, China’s telecom equipment maker, as a security risk, according to the New York Times. The FCC has proposed a rule that would inhibit telecom carriers from using money form the $8.5 billion Universal Service Fund that subsidizes phone, wireless and broadband services in poor and remote areas to buy equipment from companies deemed to pose national security risks. Potentially, the rule would further crimp Huawei’s American sales, particularly affecting small and rural carriers. The proposed rule does not mention Huawei specifically,...

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