FCC Comments on Huawei, ZTE as National Security Threats Due Feb. 3
Monday, January 06, 2020 | Comments

The FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) announced that comments in response to the initial designation of Huawei Technologies and ZTE as covered companies in the “Protecting Against National Security Threats to the Communications Supply Chain Through FCC Programs” report and order are due Feb. 3.

In the November order, the commission adopted a rule that prohibits the use of support from the FCC’s Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase, obtain, maintain, improve, modify or otherwise support any equipment or services produced or provided by any company posing a national security threat to the integrity of communications networks or the communications supply chain. In doing so, the commission initially designated Huawei and ZTE as covered companies and directed the PSHSB to implement the next steps in the final designation process.

Interested parties may file comments responding to the initial designation of the Chinese firms as covered companies. Comments are due 30 days after publication of the order in the Federal Register, which occurred Jan. 3.

The Huawei notice is here, and the ZTE notice is here.

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