Protecting US wireless networks from potential Chinese espionage is expensive
The Biden administration and Congress are struggling to fulfill one of the key components of their program to protect US telecom systems from Chinese espionage – the removal of Huawei devices from rural wireless networks.
The big problem: A funding deficit of more than $3 billion.
The Federal Communications Commission is finalizing a $1.9 billion plan for the program, which will fund dozens of rural telecom companies to remove the Chinese tech giant’s components from their 4G wireless networks. The agency has its…