Sinema seeks to strengthen wireless networks and protect Arizonan’s privacy

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and several bipartisan groups of colleagues have been advocating with colleagues to strengthen the Secure and Reliable Communications Networks Reimbursement Program.

In a press release, strengthening the program will protect Arizona families, small businesses and critical infrastructure from unsafe broadband connections.

Moreover, these unsecured broadband connections will jeopardize national security and privacy.

“Strengthening the Secure and Reliable Communications Networks Reimbursement Program is critical to protecting the privacy of Arizonans and protecting Arizona businesses from bad actors who take advantage of unsecured Internet connections,” said Sinema.

For context, the Federal Communications Commission’s Secure and Reliable Communications Networks Reimbursement Program allows telecommunications providers to remove equipment that may be allowing extraneous interference.

Currently, the program faces a potential downfall, leaving wireless networks vulnerable to disruption by bad actors.

However, Sinema and his colleagues are looking to strengthen the program, allowing for the removal, disposal and replacement of potentially compromised network equipment.

The potentially compromised equipment, in turn, could make US wireless networks vulnerable to eavesdropping and disruption.

As for Arizona’s critical infrastructure, which includes power plants, military bases, police stations, and fire stations, they shouldn’t be at risk using suspicious technology that could potentially be compromised. by foreign governments.

Nonetheless, by removing suspicious technology, it will protect Arizona families and small businesses from having their personal information and privacy accessed by bad actors.

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