Jessica Rosenworcel is the Chairwoman. She informed Congress today that providers had initially requested $5.6B from Secure and Trusted Communication Networks Rebatement program to pay for costs related to removing, replacing and disposing of insecure equipment and services within U.S. network networks.
Rosenworcel, the Chairwoman of Congress, stated that Congress established a program that would reimburse service providers for efforts in improving the security of the nation’s communication networks. While we have yet to review all applications, I look forward to working with Congress to ensure adequate funding for the program in order for Congress to achieve its security goals. This will allow the U.S. to continue to lead in 5G security.
Advanced communication service providers will be reimbursed for reasonable costs for removing, replacing or disposing of equipment by ZTE Corporation and Huawei Technologies Company.