U.S. FCC Estimated Huawei and ZTE Equipment Replacement Cost $5.3 Billion

On June 15, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) told Congress that two-thirds of funding requested for a $1.9 billion program were flawed, the program is primarily used to reimburse rural carriers in the U.S. for removing equipment from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s telecommunications network, which is considered a national security threat.

The Chair of FCC Jessica Rosenworcel said 122 of the 181 applications filed were found to be “significantly flawed.” The FCC told applicants that they have 15 days to fix their applications, and it expects to complete the process by July 15.

The FCC currently estimates the cost of removing equipment from companies such as Huawei and ZTE from the “rip and replace” program at an estimated $5.3 billion, which is much more than the amount allocated by Congress.

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