July 14, 2020
Senate passes bill to fund rip-and-replace of Huawei, ZTE products from U.S. networks
The Senate has unanimously approved a bill in support of the Federal Communications Commission's efforts to block China-based tech companies Huawei and ZTE from the buildout of next-generation 5G networks.
“Telecommunications equipment from certain foreign adversaries poses a significant threat to our national security, economic prosperity, and the future of U.S. leadership in advanced wireless technology,” said Senate Commerce Chairman Roger Wicker (R-MS) in a statement after the bill, H.R. 4998, passed by unanimous consent on Thursday. “By establishing...