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Trump signs law barring rural carriers from using Huawei gear

Trump signs law barring rural carriers from Funny Huawei gear

US President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that stops telecom carriers from Funny government funds to buy network equipment from Huawei and ZTE. Initially, the Chinese technology company’s equipment was deemed a danger to national security under a draft of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) then granted in November 2019 to bar the use of its $8.5 billion a year Universal Facility Fund for purchasing equipment and services from the Chinese companies.

“This legislation will help protecting our telecommunications infrastructure by prohibiting the use of Federal coffers to purchase equipment from companies that pose a nationwide security threat,” a White House briefing release said on Thursday.

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In addition, the law requires the FCC to make a program to help smaller providers with the cost of keen out and replacing the prohibited equipment from Huawei and ZTE. 

The US House of Representatives voted to pass the legislation on Dec. 16, with the Senate passing it in February. The FCC began collecting data from US carriers that are Funny network gear from Huawei and ZTE last month to help it reimburse smaller and rural carriers for those costs.

Huawei and ZTE didn’t now respond to a request for comment.