(Telecompaper) The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted an order that barrs its USD 8.5 billion per year Universal Service Fund (USF) from being used to purchase equipment and services from companies that pose a national security threat. The order specifically designates Huawei and ZTE as the target of this rule. Companies receiving USF funds will have to remove and replace equipment if it is from the designated companies. The FCC will now determine how much targeted equipment USF carriers might have and what the costs will be to remove and replace equipment.


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