By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-14-20

The FCC has committed to helping the developing world develop secure and open networks.

The Commission said Wednesday (Oct. 14) that it had signed a memorandum of understanding to that effect with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Specifically, the two agencies have agreed to “promote open, interoperable, reliable, and secure Internet and digital infrastructure and advance interagency coordination on network security in developing countries.”

“As chairman, I’ve met with my counterparts from other countries and industry stakeholders and I know that our international partners look to us for 5G leadership in terms of technology, best practices, public policy, and establishing international standards,” said FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. » Read More