Trump’s Huawei Ban Could Cut Off Rural Americans’ Cell Service

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2019-05-27 05:15:25

The Trump administration’s ban on goods produced by a Chinese tech giant would seem to have little to do with rural America. x, which produces inexpensive wireless communications equipment, NBC News reported.

These small telecom companies now face billions of dollars in costs or the end of their businesses entirely after the Trump administration effectively banned the Chinese company last week over spying accusations.

It is a prospect that could leave vast swaths of rural America with no cell service.

In response, a bipartisan group of senators proposed legislation that would create a pool of $700 million to help local carriers replace their technology.

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