By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-26-21

The FCC is seeking comment on a report it has just issued with preliminary eligible expenses and costs for securing the nation’s critical communications network infrastructure.

The report, the Supply Chain Reimbursement Program Study, is part of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program mandated by Congress. The FCC is overseeing the replacement of suspect tech that it deems poses “an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security or the security and safety of U.S. persons.”

The FCC contracted with Widelity to produce a report “detailing the anticipated steps in removing, replacing, and disposing of covered communications equipment or services and an initial proposed version of the Catalog and Replacement List.”  » Read More