June 1, 2020
Rural telecoms seek clarity from FCC on rip-and-replace program timeline, covered equipment
Rural telecoms are asking the Federal Communications Commission for more information on how a legislatively funded rip-and-replace program will impact an ongoing FCC effort to remove Huawei and ZTE equipment from U.S. systems, expressing concern that they may be required to remove certain equipment before funding is available.
The Secure and Trusted Communications Act is designed to create a $1 billion rip-and-replace program to help telecom providers that are currently using equipment or services from untrusted suppliers. In November,...