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If FCC Bans Huawei, Rural Carriers May Have to 'Rip and Replace' Gear

Josephine Wolff speaks with PRI's The World about the complexities of understanding Huawei's security threats.

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Friday on a set of proposals that would ban certain American carriers from using equipment made by Huawei Technologies Ltd., a Chinese company that US intelligence officials say poses a national security threat.

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“There are so many different things tied up together in this story that it's hard to say how much of this is about security and espionage, how much of this is about economic dominance and controlling 5G standards and networks moving forward, how much of this is about ... other trade issues,” said Josephine Wolff, a cybersecurity policy professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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