By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 6-8-22

The FCC says it will need to give applicants for funding to remove and replace suspect tech from their networks more time to “cure” their deficient applications for government funds to pay for that mandate, and so will not meet a June 15, 2022, deadline for reviewing the applications.

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel informed Congress of that fact by way of a letter to the bipartisan leadership of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Senate Commerce Committee, which together oversee the FCC.

She pointed out that Congress, in passing the Secure and Trusted Communications Act, gave the FCC the authority to extend the June 15, 2022, deadline for reviewing the applications to give applicants time to cure deficient requests.  » Read More