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Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program: Frequently Asked Questions [Updated October 7, 2021]   [open pdf - 647KB]

From the Document: "On March 12, 2020, the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019 (P.L. [Public Law] 116-124 [hyperlink]) (Secure Networks Act) became law. The act addresses congressional concerns [hyperlink] about using telecommunications network equipment that may pose a national security threat to the United States, including equipment from the Chinese firms, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and ZTE Corporation. Section 4 directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to create the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program (Reimbursement Program) to reimburse telecommunication providers that replace 'covered' network equipment--equipment posing a national security threat. The FCC developed the Reimbursement Program (see website [hyperlink]), and is preparing to accept applications for reimbursement, starting October 29, 2021."

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CRS Insight, IN11663
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2021-10-07
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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