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USTelecom Statement: FCC Initiates Proceeding to Prevent USF Funds From Being Used To Buy Equipment From Companies That Threaten Network Security

Background: The FCC will vote April 17 on a plan from Chairman Ajit Pai to prevent telecom subsidy money from being used to buy equipment or services from companies deemed to pose a threat to U.S. national security.


The following statement can be attributed to USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter:


“USTelecom members have long considered network integrity a top priority and have worked closely with government partners to improve the security of communications networks. We will continue working with the FCC and other agencies to address supply chain vulnerability issues. Consumers and businesses alike correctly expect their information is secure when travelling across networks, and USTelecom will continue participating in government- and industry-wide efforts to construct responsible, reasonable and effective solutions. We look forward to reviewing the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and understanding the implications for our industry, our nation, and, most importantly, American families and communities.”