FCC Revokes China Unicom's Right To Operate In US

By Kelcee Griffis (January 27, 2022, 2:41 PM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to block China Unicom from continuing to operate communications networks in the U.S., citing national security risks based on the company's ties to the Chinese government. 

The vote closes the loop on a review process that began over two years ago. The FCC asked national security experts to probe the safety of allowing China Unicom to remain active in the U.S., and asked the company itself to explain why it can still be considered a trusted long-distance and international phone provider that enjoys access to U.S. infrastructure. 

"China Unicom Americas poses significant national security concerns due...

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