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This page keeps you abreast of D.C. telecom-related actions, whether they come from the executive, legislative or judicial branch.
03.21.17 - The House Subcommittee on Communications and
Technology held a hearing entitled
Deploying America’s 21st Century Infrastructure to
examine barriers to broadband deployment throughout the
country. The Subcommittee also discussed two drafts
bills aimed at spurring broadband deployment: the Broadband Conduit
Deployment Act of 2017 and an unnamed bill
to facilitate access to federally owned assets for use in the deployment of
broadband networks. | Press
03.16.17 – Democrats from the House Commerce Committee
introduced several bills focused on broadband access and deployment: the 21st Century Worker
Opportunity Act; the
Corps Act; the WiFi Capable Mobile Devices Act; the Rural Wireless Act; and the Tribal Digital Access Act. | Press
03.15.17 - Sens.
Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.) introduced bipartisan legislation entitled the Measuring
the Economic Impact of Broadband Act, which would require the Bureau of
Economic Analysis to conduct a study of the effects of broadband deployment and
adoption on the U.S. economy. | Press
03.08.17 - Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), chair of
the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, introduced H.J. Res.
86, a resolution
of disapproval, to roll back the FCC's broadband privacy rules using the
Congressional Review Act. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced a similar resolution,
S.J. Res. 34, in the Senate on March 7, 2017.
03.07.17 – President Donald Trump nominated
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to serve another five year term. | Chairman