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May 13, 2021

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Rural telecoms urge additional funding for FCC rip-and-replace program, prioritization for small providers

By Sara Friedman / April 14, 2021

The Rural Wireless Association is asking the Federal Communications Commission to seek more funding from Congress for the agency’s rip-and-replace program focused on Huawei equipment and services, and to make policy changes that would benefit telecoms with limited resources.

The FCC approved a third notice of proposed rulemaking in February to adjust the rip-and-replace program to align with changes made in the fiscal 2021 appropriations law that fully funded the program and also expanded eligibility for reimbursement for telecoms...

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