By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 2-4-22

The FCC said that service providers have asked for $5.6 billion from the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program. Congress provided an initial $1.895 billion.

That is the fund Congress created to cover the costs of ripping and replacing insecure tech from U.S. networks to better protect them against potential national security threats.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said that the Commission has gotten more than 181 applications. The FCC has not yet signed off on the requests, with “more work to do” to review them.  » Read More