Allred Leads Bipartisan Bill to Protect Wireless Networks, Strengthen Technology Supply Chain Against China’s Influence

June 24, 2021
In The News

Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) introduced the Open RAN Outreach Act, a bipartisan bill to strengthen the diversity of U.S. wireless networks and protect the supply chain from reliance on untrusted technology companies. The bill directs the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to provide outreach and technical assistance to small communications network providers regarding how to use Open Radio Access Networks (Open-RAN) technologies including those produced in North Texas.