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FCC Adopts Order to Rip and Replace Huawei, ZTE Equipment Amid 5G Security Challenges

The senior Democrat on the commission noted China’s continued leadership of global 5G standards development in urging further action.

Lawmakers Pressure FCC to Move Forward With Unfunded Supply Chain Security Order

A list of covered items that would be barred from receipt of federal subsidies is due in March and will draw from a variety of other federal efforts.

FCC, USAID Partner to Advance U.S. 5G Security Policy  

An agreement between the agencies aims to encourage the use of trusted networks and interoperable infrastructure.

Lawmakers Propose Using FCC E-Rate Funds to Boost Individuals’ Internet Access

The Federal Communications Commission-provided funds have historically been distributed to institutions instead of people.

FCC Advances Order on Interagency Security Reviews of Foreign Applications

The effort tries to strike a balance between the desire to capitalize on foreign investments and managing threats from adversaries like China.

Bill to Make 988 the Nationwide Suicide Prevention Hotline Heads to the President’s Desk

The Federal Communications Commission is laying the groundwork to launch by mid-2022.

After Decision Upholding FCC’s 5G Rules, Cities Now Weighing Appeal

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals largely upheld FCC rules limiting local government’s ability to regulate 5G infrastructure and cap fees. Cities involved in the case have until Sept. 28 to file an appeal, but some experts say the ruling wasn’t all bad.

It’s Time to Shore up the Universal Service Fund So It Can Live up to Its Name

Congress needs to create a solution that reflects how Americans actually use telecommunications services rather than how we once did.

FCC Estimates Replacing Chinese Telecom Equipment Will Cost at Least $1.6 Billion

A key lawmaker echoed calls from the agency’s chairman for Congress to appropriate the money.

Senators Push FCC to Increase Funding for Rural Health Care Program

The program helps expand access to telehealth services in rural and remote areas.

New Team Telecom Recommendation Doesn’t Bode Well for U.S.-China Connections

The Justice Department-led commission cited Chinese cybersecurity laws in spurning an undersea cable that would vastly improve the speed and capacity of data transfers to the region.

FCC Proposes $225 Million Fine for Telemarketers Behind Massive Robocall Operation

The automated calls misled those who answered into thinking they were from major health insurance providers.

Senators Call for Legislation to Ensure Security Reviews of Foreign Telecoms

The bipartisan report says a recent executive order on the issue doesn’t go far enough.

Pentagon, Senators Blast FCC Decision to Let Company Share GPS Spectrum

Space Force chief, Pentagon tech leaders, and the Armed Services chairman led calls to reconsider the controversial license for Ligado.

FCC Wants Help Interpreting Law to Fund Replacement of Huawei, ZTE Equipment

The commission is giving stakeholders 15 days to weigh in on a related rulemaking.

Bill Proposes $2 Billion to Help Students Get Online During the Pandemic

The legislation would mandate the Federal Communications Commission to distribute funds for Wi-Fi hotspots and other devices for internet connectivity.