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Broadband Leaders Push Back on Proposed Ban on ZTE, Huawei Gear

  • U.S. subsidies would be barred for gear from two Chinese firms
  • Trade group says other agencies should handle security matters
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U.S. Trade Groups Push Back on Proposed ZTE, Huawei Ban

Trade groups representing the leading American broadband and wireless providers told the the Federal Communications Commission to go slow as it weighs banning the use of federal subsidies to purchase gear from Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp.

The FCC shouldn’t act before the Department of Homeland Security identifies equipment that might pose a threat to networks, one of the trade groups, USTelecom, which represents broadband giants AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., said in a filing.