Access to secure, reliable connectivity is a must-have for every business looking to grow, compete and succeed in the 21st century. But that can only happen if Congress advances policies that position American technology strongly against Chinese competition.
Congress must support policies that will help America modernize its infrastructure and win the technology race with China.
Make your voice heard. Contact Congress now.
SUBJECT: Allow American Companies to Compete
As your constituent, I am asking you to stand up for American companies and put America's interests ahead of special interests.
The U.S. is in a geopolitical battle with China on a number of fronts, including the battle for technological superiority. If we allow China to establish itself as the global leader in 5G, it will have devasting consequences for our country's ability to defend against everything from cyberattacks to drone attacks to top secret intelligence gathering.
Unfortunately, a provision included in the NDAA is hurting America's 5G progress. Section 1662 of the NDAA targets Ligado Networks – an American 5G company – with provisions typically reserved for America's rivals. This is anti-American and hampers our country's ability to beat China in deploying 5G.
Thankfully, new leadership is in Washington -- leadership that understands that winning the race to 5G is critical for our country's national security and that we must listen to the technical experts, the science, and the facts on critical decisions, rather than special interests. I'm counting on you to remove the anti-American business language targeting Ligado Networks and instead work to protect us from the real threat – China and other foreign adversaries.
The battle for 5G leadership is not one we can afford to lose, and we must use every tool in our toolbox to ensure American dominance on the global stage.
As the U.S. moves forward and pursues a comprehensive infrastructure strategy, I am counting on you to make sure that American companies, not Chinese ones, are able to compete in the United States. Our country's infrastructure and national security must not become a partisan issue or subject to the whims of special interests. Now more than ever, we must empower American companies to use every tool at their disposal to help unleash 5G for American security.