WTA Joins Industry in Submitting Letter for the Record on Rip and Replace in Cybersecurity Hearing

Today, WTA joined other industry trade associations in submitting a Letter for the Record for the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee (Subcommittee) hearing “Safeguarding Americans’ Communications: Strengthening Cybersecurity in a Digital Era.

In part, the letter stated:

“A key element to securing America’s networks and demonstrating America’s cybersecurity leadership is completing the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program at the FCC to support removal and replacement of untrusted equipment and services, which can only be achieved through Congressional action to immediately fund the current shortfall.

“The clock is ticking to complete this tremendous national security undertaking, and a $3.08 billion shortfall remains… Congress must immediately prioritize this national security emergency and fully fund the Program.”