The Chinese government reserves the right to covertly insert spy tech in any Chinese company’s manufactured products, and the Chinese government has become quite good at covertly stealing American intellectual properties. That is the biggest concern regarding 5G chip sets provided by Chinese companies. China has been very active in deploying their tech in products made by Chinese companies which are also heavily subsidized by their government. They have also invested heavily in developing high speed networking technologies and equipment. For example, a Chinese manufacturer of very economical and very high performance server boards widely used and purchased by the thousands in large scale server farms, was discovered to have an innocuously tiny surface mounted chip, the purpose of which was not clear. Investigation found that this hidden hardware enabled clandestine transmission of any of the unencrypted server traffic on the server board to Chinese government operated monitoring sites. These server boards had been purchased in the thousands for use in server farms like those used by Google, Amazon and others. There was no apparent software fix to prevent any or all their web traffic from being directly monitored. As electronics continue to shrink it will be much easier to hide covert tech inside of the normal ‘workhorse chips’ making covert tech much more difficult to discover. The story broke about a year ago. All of the big server farm operators claimed ‘not-us’ or that they had solved the problem and everything just went silent after that. The major internet hub routers were long identified to be at risk and have been carefully monitored to guard against such intrusions for years, but the server farms were not. That is why it is important for our government to take a pro-active role in providing and safeguarding 5G and other tech for evolving high speed internet technologies. I think that this legislation is a right and proper step in the right direction. … … ADDENDUM: the military is big user of digital telecommunications technology. 5G or variations of it will certainly play a role in battlefield tech. We definitely do not want the remotest possibility of Chinese 5G chips sets having to be used which could have covert comm-kill switches or the ability to siphon off unencrypted data streams. That is another reason for government involvement to assure that the piece-parts that make up the ground based communications grid cannot, in any way, be compromised.