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Telecommunications industry urges FCC to wait for DHS in crafting supply-chain initiative

By Mariam Baksh / June 5, 2018

A major telecommunications group and smaller rural providers agree the Federal Communications Commission should await further work by the Department of Homeland Security before proceeding with a proposed FCC rule to mitigate supply-chain security risks, though they appear split on the scope of potential future regulation.

“The Commission should confine the scope of any rule to apply only to equipment and services funded through the Universal Service Fund in order to stay clearly within the bounds of its legal authority,”...


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