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FCC Commissioner says that CFIUS should take action to ban TikTok

FCC Commissioner says that CFIUS should take action to ban TikTok

Brendan Carr, one of the five commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, told the media that CFIUS should take action to stop U.S. data on TikTok from flowing back to China. “I don’t believe there is a path forward for anything other than a ban,” he said. Details and context inside.

FCC seeks input on standardized set of national security questions

FCC seeks input on standardized set of national security questions

The FCC is seeking comments on a set of questions for applications that will get foreign-ownership reviews by Team Telecom. Details on the “standardized national security and law enforcement questions,” the public notice, instructions, contacts, and more are inside.

Compliance Reminder: New Team Telecom rules effective Dec. 28

Compliance Reminder: New Team Telecom rules effective Dec. 28

As we covered back in October, the FCC has adopted a new Team Telecom review process that should improve the transparency and timeliness of foreign ownership reviews. The new review process becomes effective this week. Details, downloads, fact sheets and contacts are inside.

FCC approves iHeartMedia request to take more foreign investment

FCC approves iHeartMedia request to take more foreign investment

A decision to allow iHeartMedia to take on additional foreign investors shows that Team Telecom is welcoming foreign participation in the nation’s communications system. Caroline Brown of Crowell & Moring says companies with similar pending transactions might want to review the LOA. Download the decision inside.