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US lawmakers to back $1.9 billion to replace telecom equipment from Huawei and ZTE

US lawmakers are expected to endorse $1.9 billion to fund a program to remove telecom network equipment that the US government says poses national security risks as part of a year-...

Huawei Technologies

FCC begins process of halting China Telecom US operations

The US Federal Communications Commission has said it begun the process of revoking China Telecom’s authorization to operate from the United States as it required additional m...

ZTE

FCC affirms ZTE poses US national security threat

The Federal Communications Commission has said it had rejected a petition from ZTE Corp requesting the agency to reconsider its decision designating the Chinese firm since a US fed...

Facebook Twitter

Tech CEO’s to defend key law in front of US Senate panel

The CEO’s of Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet will inform US lawmakers in a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting internet companies is essential to free expressio...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC votes to maintain 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules

The US Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday to maintain its 2017 repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, even after a federal court led a review of some provisi...

Federal Communications Commission

FCC chairman stands by net neutrality repeal after appeals court ruling

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has said he stands from the bureau’s repeal of landmark web neutrality principles and circulated a proposal to tackle issu...

Federal Communications Commission

President Trump plans to nominate official for FCC amid social media push

President Trump, pressing for new social networking regulations, intends to nominate a senior government official for a member of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the W...

Trump Social Media

Four state attorneys general back Trump on social media regulation

Four Republican state attorneys general led by Texas backed President Trump’s push to narrow the capability of social networking companies to remove objectionable content and...

Federal Communications Commission

Platforms businesses urge FCC to reject Trump bid to impose new social media regulations

A group representing major online companies including Facebook, Amazon.com and Google urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to refuse a Trump administration bid to narr...

Federal Communications Commission

US court upholds FCC cap on 5G small cell fees

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco largely upheld the three orders that the FCC adopted in 2018 to speed 5G deployments, despite objections from dozens of US cities.

US China relations

US finalising federal contract ban for companies that use Huawei and others

The Trump White House is said to be planning to finalise regulations this week that will bar the US government from buying goods or services from any company that uses products fro...

Federal Communications Commission

The FCC issues final orders declaring Huawei and ZTE security threats to the US

The Federal Communications Commission has now formally designated Chinese’s Huawei Technologies and ZTE as posing threats to US national security, a declaration that bars US ...

Trump Social Media

GOP senators push FCC to act on Trump social media order

Four Republican US senators have urged the Federal Communications Commission to review whether to revise liability protections for internet companies after President Trump urged ac...

Federal Communications Commission

Chinese telecoms businesses urge the FCC not to revoke their ability to operate in the US

The US-based units of China Telecom and China Unicom have urged the FCC not to revoke the company’s nearly two-decade old authorisation to provide international telecommunica...