据路透社报道，两名美国参议员周三表示，他们将出台一项措施，禁止将一项 1.9 万亿美元的政府资助措施中的资金用于从华为 、中兴和和其他被视为美国安全威胁的公司处购买设备。
本月早些时候，美国联邦通信委员会 (FCC) 一致投票通过了一项 19 亿美元的计划，以补偿主要是美国农村运营商从华为和中兴等中国公司的电信网络中移除设备的费用。
去年，美国联邦通信委员会将华为和中兴列为通信网络的国家安全威胁——这一声明禁止美国公司动用 83 亿美元的政府资金从这些公司购买设备。FCC 在 12 月通过了规则，要求拥有中兴通讯或华为设备的运营商“拆除并更换”这些设备。
FCC 在 2020 年 9 月估计，从网络中移除和更换华为和中兴设备将耗资 18.37 亿美元。
Two U.S. senators on Wednesday said they are introducing a measure to prohibit funds in a $1.9 trillion government funding measure from being used to purchase Chinese telecommunications equipment from Huawei (HWT.UL), ZTE (000063.SZ) and other companies deemed U.S. security threats.
Senators Tom Cotton, a Republican, and Mark Warner, a Democrat, said the funds that were approved in March in a law known as the American Rescue Plan should not be used to potentially undermine U.S. telecommunications networks.
"With states across the country mapping out their plans for quality and affordable high-speed internet as a result of historic funding from the American Rescue Plan, we’ve got to make sure no community is sacrificing network security,” said Warner.
Huawei and ZTE did not immediately comment.
"The U.S government must take strong action to cut the Chinese Communist Party out of our networks. Americans deserve both reliable and secure telecommunications technologies," said Cotton.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously to finalize a $1.9 billion program to reimburse mostly rural U.S. carriers for removing equipment from telecommunications networks from Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE.
Last year, the FCC designated Huawei and ZTE as national security threats to communications networks - a declaration that barred U.S. firms from tapping an $8.3 billion government fund to purchase equipment from the companies. The FCC in December adopted rules requiring carriers with ZTE or Huawei equipment to "rip and replace" that equipment.
The FCC in September 2020 estimated it would cost $1.837 billion to remove and replace Huawei and ZTE equipment from networks.