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You'll never get Huawei with this, FCC tells US telcos: Buy Chinese kit and you won't see another dime from us

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> Someone come up with a good reason why American Telcos have to buy Huawei equipment in the first place besides cost.

US Telcos can still buy Huawei equipment. They can't use it on US 5G networks infrastructure. And they can't use US taxpayer money - i.e. Universal Service Fund subsidies - to pay for it.

Last time I checked, the US was a sovereign country. It can decide, at its sole discretion, where to spend its tax revenue.

Someone please provide a good reason why US taxpayers should subsidize the Chinese Telecom industry.

If you don't like buying US-made Telecom equipment, don't buy it. Build your own. If you can. If you can't, because you don't have the know-how, o-well. You are in no position to set conditions.

And even if you manage to build something functional, NSA is still going to intercept your shit if they want to. Because they can.

Funnily enough, the US doesn't even have a monopoly on 5G infrastructure equipment. Nokia and Ericsson are major players in this market. Neither are US companies.

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