President Trump Signs Laws to Improve Broadband Availability and 5G Security

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President Trump Signs Laws to Improve Broadband Availability and 5G
Security

President Trump signed two bills into law Monday, aimed at
improving both 5G security and broadband availability.

According to a
statement
by the Whitehouse, the Secure 5G and Beyond Act of
2020, calls on the “President to develop a strategy to: (1)
ensure the security of next generation mobile telecommunications
systems and infrastructure in the United States; and (2) assist
allies and strategic partners in maximizing the security of next
generation mobile telecommunications systems and
infrastructure.”

This has been an ongoing concern for U.S. officials, as Huawei
is one of the top three network equipment providers and is widely
believed to be the leader in scale and technology. The U.S. has
banned the firm from participating in its own networks, and engaged
in a
campaign
to pressures allies to do the same over concerns the
company is a conduit for Beijing to spy on governments and
countries throughout the world. Throughout the process, the U.S.
has framed the debate about network security as a national security
issue. As a result, it’s not surprising Trump signed the bill
into law.

The second bill, the “Broadband Deployment Accuracy and
Technological Availability Act or the Broadband DATA Act” is
aimed at improving the accuracy of information about availability
of broadband services. To do that, it “requires the Federal
Communications Commission to issue rules relating to the collection
of data with respect to the availability of broadband
services.”

The signing of the bills was met with bipartisan praise. The
House Committee on Energy and Commerce issues the following

statement
:

“The bills signed into law today by the President are critical
to ensuring that all Americans can access broadband and that our
networks are secure and trusted.”


President Trump Signs Laws to Improve Broadband Availability and 5G
Security

Matt
Milano

Source: FS – _Marketing
President Trump Signs Laws to Improve Broadband Availability and 5G Security