FCC Bans Rural Carriers From Buying Huawei and ZTE Equipment

In the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has officially deemed Huawei and ZTE a national security risk, barring rural carriers from utilising government funds to purchase equipment from the company.

The Commission cited previous government reports as evidence that Huawei poses a national security risk and its decision on the matter was unanimous.

The FCC’s ban revolves around the Universal Service Fund set up by the US government to aid rural carriers in maintaining their operations.

In addition to prohibiting carriers from purchasing Huawei’s equipment using federal funds, the FCC will also work with them to estimate what costs the carriers will incur in removing current telecommunications equipment from Huawei and ZTE.

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