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June 14, 2021

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FCC plans vote on new rulemaking for securing U.S. devices, using agency authority for equipment authorizations

By Sara Friedman / May 27, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission will consider a new rulemaking at its June monthly meeting designed to “secure the nation’s communications networks beyond the agency’s universal service programs,” by keeping “insecure devices off the market” through the FCC’s equipment authorization authorities.

“The FCC must do all it can within its legal authority to address national security threats,” FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said Wednesday in a post announcing her agenda for the next monthly meeting. “So we are starting a proceeding...

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