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May 13, 2021

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FCC selects firm to oversee administration of funding for Huawei ‘rip-and-replace’ program

By Sara Friedman / April 30, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission has chosen consulting firm Ernst & Young to manage its reimbursement program for the “rip and replacement” of Huawei and ZTE equipment and services from U.S. telecommunications systems.

The firm will be responsible for distributing the $1.9 billion fund appropriated by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 for the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program.

“Ernst & Young will manage the Reimbursement Program and among other duties will be responsible for reviewing requests...

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