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March 5, 2021

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Former Chairman Wheeler says FCC is only agency with ‘requisite authority,’ must lead on network security

By Charlie Mitchell / February 16, 2021

Cyber vulnerabilities of telecom networks pose an “existential threat” that was largely ignored by the FCC during the Trump administration, according to former Chairman Tom Wheeler, who says the commission is the one place in federal government with the authority and expertise for “building cyber back better” and driving security improvements in the telecom sector.

“There is only one agency with the requisite regulatory authority over America’s commercial networks and that is the FCC,” Wheeler wrote in a Feb. 11...

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