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US lawmakers propose $1 billion fund to replace Chinese network gear

September 26, 2019


A U.S. House panel has unveiled bipartisan legislation that would authorize $1 billion for small and rural wireless providers to remove network equipment acquired from vendors including Huawei Technologies and ZTE, which lawmakers believe could pose national security risks.

In a statement, leaders of the House of Representatives’ Communications and Technology Subcommittee said the proposal would help “small and rural wireless providers root-out suspect network equipment and replace it with more secure equipment.”

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