FCC Says No Way To China Telecom's Bid For Stay On Ban

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By Nadia Dreid (November 24, 2021, 6:34 PM EST) — The Federal Communications Commission is asking the D.C. Circuit not to put a hold on the agency’s order essentially booting China Telecom Americas off of U.S. networks over concerns that it would be beholden to surveillance requests from the Chinese government, saying the telecom’s argument holds no water.

There is an “extensive record” supporting the FCC’s power to terminate a company’s Section 214 authorizations to operate on domestic networks and “China Telecom has no likelihood of succeeding on its claims,” the agency told the appellate court in its Nov. 23 opposition to the company’s bid for a stay.

“China Telecom does…

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