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US approves allocation of USD 7 billion for broadband relief, including USD 1.9 billion for removal of Huawei, ZTE equipment

Tuesday 22 December 2020 | 09:32 CET | News
US Congress has approved USD 7 billion within the covid-19 relief bill to support a range of broadband affordability and accessibility programmes. President Donald Trump is expected to soon sign the bill into law. The relief bill in general amounts to USD 900 billion. The funding includes USD 98 million to implement the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, a bipartisan legislation enacted in 2020 to create a comprehensive national broadband map. A total of USD 1.9 billion will also go towards replacing telecom equipment from China's Huawei and ZTE.

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