The reason was named as a threat to the security of the United States.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has warned that it may ban three telecommunications companies controlled by the Chinese authorities from operating in the United States.
These companies are China Telecom Americas, China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks Corp, and their joint venture ComNet.
Ajit Pai, the head of the FCC, issued a statement saying that the reason for these actions is concerns about the security of us telecommunications networks. The statement also indicates that these companies received permission to work in the United States more than a decade ago, but since then, the risks associated with the activities of the Chinese authorities have significantly increased.
The US Department of Justice recently called on the FCC to deny China Telecom the ability to operate in the US.
A year ago, the FCC refused to issue a license to operate in the United States to another state-owned company in China-China Mobile, indicating that this would increase the threat of espionage against the United States government.