Do YOU live in rural America? I DO!Even though I'd rather not see the Chinese telco equipment used for US Government or military communications, I don't see the urgency of ripping it out from rural networks. It seems to me that the risk is low, and I'm sure there are better ways to spend $1B.
I'm not sure we're in disagreement, actually.There is one Internet provider for me and NO competition! This one provider- Windstream- is currently in bankruptcy. Service is dicey and much more expensive than in cities and suburban America where there is competition. Where I live, there is no choice. I betcha they have cut corners by purchasing these cheaper Chinese products.