FCC Might Extend Security Crackdowns To Consumer Devices

By Kelcee Griffis (April 27, 2021, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission's acting chairwoman is mulling whether to make foreign-made electronic devices ineligible for U.S. certification and sales if they pose security risks to end users, while FCC Republicans say they'd be on board with the plan.

At an FCC forum on network security on Monday, acting FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said the agency "is exploring additional consequences" for companies that are designated as untrusted vendors of telecom network equipment, and indicated that they could potentially be cut off from offering consumer-facing devices.

While she didn't offer further details about the types of consequences being considered, Rosenworcel echoed remarks...

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