In addition, lawmakers would task the FCC to figure out alternate options for rural carriers
that can't adopt the technology due to cost or technical limitations.
"While we've made enormous progress in educating the private sector of the dangers these vendors pose, we haven't put in place policies to help resource-strapped rural carriers
address and eliminate those risks," he said in a statement, adding that "this bill ensures that on a going-forward basis we don't make the same mistakes in allowing companies subject to extra-judicial directions of a foreign adversary to infiltrate our nation's communications networks."
Groups representing rural carriers
, which take subsidies to build networks reaching remote areas, opposed the FCC rule.
The domestic economic impact will be restricted mostly to small rural carriers
for whom Huawei equipment has been attractive because of its lower costs.
Is the FCC going to accept slower broadband build-out or is more USF money going towards small rural carriers
With the need to expand the 4G network and with 5G on the horizon, rural carriers
are looking for cost-effective network solutions that will improve their business models and help them to not only survive but also thrive.
Cloud, MN, March 27, 2019 --(PR.com)-- NewCore Wireless, one of the leading providers of hosted wireless technology, has selected Summa Networks' NextGen HSS to help rural carriers
expand their business to meet their subscribers' next generation voice and data needs.
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They are small, easy to install, and they can run on solar power making wireless networks easier and cheaper to deploy, and helps rural carriers
get their investment back faster.
For the past several years, budget shortfalls in the USF High-Cost program have been an obstacle for small, rural carriers
. In December, thanks to dozens of NTCA members who shared their stories and testified before congressional committees, as well as those who have spent literally hundreds of hours on committee calls and in FCC meetings, we secured some stability by way of the latest FCC order.