FCC Adopts Standardized National Security and Law Enforcement Questions for Foreign Ownership Reviews

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Applicants with reportable foreign ownership must be prepared to submit responses to standard national security and law enforcement questions before or at the time of filing with the FCC.

On September 30, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted a Second Report and Order (the Order) in its proceeding to establish a streamlined and transparent process for coordinating application reviews with the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector (the Committee). The Order adopts a set of standardized national security and law enforcement questions (Standard Questions) that applicants with reportable foreign ownership will be required to answer and submit to the Committee prior to or at the time that they file their applications with the FCC.

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