FCC commissioner calls for investigation into Chinese telecoms operating in US networks

On Thursday, Brendan Carr, a Republican commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, called for United States national security agencies to investigate two Chinese telecommunications providers.

Carr called for the investigation at an FCC Open Meeting on Thursday, prior to voting on a measure that would block a separate Chinese company, China Mobile, from operating within the US. Carr used some of his time at the dais to target China Unicom and China Telecom, two other Chinese telecom companies that are currently operating within US networks, claiming that security threats have changed since these companies were allowed interconnection rights nearly 20 years ago.

“The evidence I’ve seen in this case calls those existing…

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Author: Makena Kelly