By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-22-21

The House Energy & Commerce Committee on July 21 approved a bunch of bills meant to promote cybersecurity and network supply chains, including one – the Secure Equipment Act of 2021 – extending the FCC’s ban on using tech from suspect Chinese suppliers.

The bills now go to the House for a vote.

The FCC, under its own initiative and with the direction of Congress in the Secure and Trusted Communications Act, published a list of tech suppliers deemed national security threats and prohibited the use of federal funds for telecom networks using that tech – the highest profile companies on that list were Huawei and ZTE.  » Read More