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FCC Lists PacNet and China Unicom as Security Risks

Those companies have already had their authority to provide service revoked

The FCC has added two more companies to its list of communications providers it considers a threat to national security.

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau said equipment and services from Pacific Network Corp., from PacNet subsidiary ComNet (USA) LLC, and from China Unicom (Americas) Operations Ltd. are now on the list.

Congress requires the commission to publish such a list, which was begun in March 2021. You can read the full list here:

“Earlier this year the FCC revoked China Unicom America’s and PacNet/ComNet’s authorities to provide service in the United States because of the national security risks they posed to communications in the United States,” Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement.

“Now, working with our national security partners, we are taking additional action to close the door to these companies by adding them to the FCC’s Covered List.  This action demonstrates our whole-of-government effort to protect network security and privacy.”

The FCC said national security agencies determined that PacNet/ComNet and China Unicom are “subject to the exploitation, influence and control of the Chinese government.”

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