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April 12, 2024

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House approves legislation to fully fund FCC rip-and-replace program

By Sara Friedman / July 29, 2022

The House has passed legislation to meet the Federal Communications Commission’s request on additional funding for its rip-and-replace program to reimburse eligible providers who remove untrustworthy equipment from Huawei and ZTE that the government has deemed a national security risk.

The bill was approved Wednesday as part of the Spectrum Innovation Act of 2022 in a 336-90 vote. It provides $3.08 billion for the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program.

“We’re very pleased the House passed three critical,...

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