Inside Cybersecurity

April 17, 2021

Daily News

Telecom groups call for narrowing scope of questions in FCC foreign ownership reviews

By Sara Friedman / April 6, 2021

USTelecom is urging the Federal Communications Commission to streamline its process for reviewing applications from companies with foreign ownership that wish to participate in the U.S. telecom market but first must undergo new scrutiny on security issues.

The FCC issued a list of proposed “standardized” questions in March to aid in the revamp of its interagency process known as Team Telecom. The FCC approved an order in September to set up new parameters for how executive branch agencies...

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