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New Team Telecom Process Formalized; FCC Rules to Follow

April 07, 2020

By Sherrese Smith, Andrew Erber & John Gasparini

On April 4, 2020, President Trump issued an

 establishing a Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector. The Order formalizes the presently ad hoc “Team Telecom” process of national security review of communications transactions involving foreign investment and adds to the complex regulatory environment for these deals. Soon after, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai applauded the action and  that the Commission would conclude its .