VT Digger .org reports 7.05.2019 – Montpellier, VT: One of the Northeast’s largest telecommunications companies has cancelled a $15,000 underwriting contract with VTDigger days after the news organization published an article about FirstLight’s continued use of Huawei gear in its Vermont network. The company was four months into the underwriting buy.

FirstLight also threatened legal action and denied that it was actively using Huawei gear in its network. The company claims the story was one-sided, despite FirstLight’s rejection of multiple requests for substantive comment.

FirstLight continues to use Huawei equipment despite a ban issued earlier this year that applies to state contractors. Vermont’s Agency of Digital Services cited federal fears about … continue