Senators urge FCC to address surveillance threats to U.S. telecom networks

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of five U.S. senators urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday to address surveillance threats posed by foreign firms providing services to U.S. telecommunications providers. The previously unreported letter, led by Senator Ron Wyden and also signed by Senators Dick Durbin, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Van Hollen and Ed Markey, said it is widespread among small rural carriers “to outsource the installation and ongoing administration of networking technology to managed service providers, some of which are based in foreign cou…

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