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May 18, 2022

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Lawmakers urge appropriations leaders to provide additional funding for Huawei rip-and-replace program

By Sara Friedman / May 12, 2022

The current shortfall in funding for the Federal Communications Commission’s rip-and-replace program poses a “very significant national security threat,” a bipartisan group of House members argue in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee leadership.

Congress appropriated $1.9 billion in 2020 to fund the FCC’s program to rip and replace equipment from Huawei and ZTE for telecoms that receive support from the Universal Service Fund. However, the FCC found there was a significantly higher demand from eligible providers when the...


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