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November 27, 2022

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Biden signs ‘Secure Equipment Act’ requiring FCC rulemaking to prohibit review of risky equipment

By Charlie Mitchell / November 12, 2021

President Biden has signed into law a bipartisan bill requiring the Federal Communications Commission to tighten restrictions on suspect telecom products by issuing a rule within a year, making clear that the FCC will not review equipment listed under the 2019 Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act as untrustworthy.

H.R. 3919, the ‘Secure Equipment Act of 2021,’ … requires the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules clarifying that it will no longer review or approve any authorization application for...

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