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The FCC and International Section 214 Authorizations

In response to recent concerns regarding national security, law enforcement and foreign ownership of telecommunications services, the FCC has released an Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) relating to international Section 214 authorizations. (International Section 214 authorizations are issued to telecommunications providers that seek to offer international services originating or terminating in the United States.) In “FCC Adopts International Section 214 Authorization Order and NPRM to Address National Security Concerns Posed by Foreign Ownership,” colleagues Glenn S. Richards, Adam J. Sandler and Lee G. Petro examine the order and NPRM more closely.