US to Replace Huawei Equipment in Networks

The United States is shelling out big money to kick Huawei out of America’s telecom network.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Monday said it would open a $1.9 billion program to reimburse mostly rural U.S. telecom carriers for removing network equipment made by Chinese companies deemed national security threats like Huawei.

Huawei is a Chinese tech giant, and it’s also a top telecom equipment maker. But Washington says the company is a trojan horse that spies for Beijing and has warned allies to not use Huawei’s equipment.