By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-21-22

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has rejected China Telecom’s appeal of its designation as a supplier of suspect tech that the U.S. government will not fund with subsidies for new broadband buildouts, and that must be ripped and replaced from existing networks.

That is according to Federal Communications Commission chair Jessica Rosenworcel – the D.C. Circuit had not posted its opinion to the court website at deadline.

“The FCC is determined to protect the security of the nation’s communications networks and services,” Rosenworcel said of the decision by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit.  “I am pleased with today’s ruling, which upholds our decision last year to revoke and terminate China Telecom’s authority to provide communications service in the United States.  » Read More