U.S. telecom networks are among the nation's most critical infrastructure, Langevin added. "We cannot afford to give out access to these networks to those we cannot trust, especially at a time when we are seeing constant attempts from inside China to steal intellectual property from our businesses and access our most sensitive government networks," he said.
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