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Subsidies for Huawei Gear Would Be Banned Under FCC Proposal (2)

Oct. 28, 2019, 6:05 PMUpdated: Oct. 28, 2019, 7:37 PM

Regulators set a vote on preventing U.S. government subsidies from being spent on gear from Huawei Technologies Co., ratcheting up pressure on the Chinese supplier already targeted as a security risk by the Trump administration.

The Federal Communications Commission is to vote Nov. 19 on the proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, the agency said in a news release. The proposed bar also would apply China’s ZTE Corp., and the FCC is to consider requiring U.S. companies to remove gear from the Chinese gear makers.

Huawei’s customers in the U.S. are largely limited to small carriers that rely...

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