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FCC approves ruling on USF ban for services from Huawei, ZTE; seeks comments on rip-and-replace covered equipment

By Sara Friedman / July 16, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved a Declaratory Ruling today that it has fulfilled requirements under a recently passed law to prohibit telecoms from using equipment and services from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE.

“Today’s Declaratory Ruling finds that the FCC has already fulfilled one of its obligations under the Secure Networks Act,” said the agency in a news release following the vote. “In particular, the Commission finds that, by adopting its November 2019 ban on USF support for...

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