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Public Utilities - Telephone Companies - Wired Broadband (Wired Broadband Act of 2017)

Sponsored by:

Delegate Fisher


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Synopsis:Requiring a specified telephone company to provide and maintain wired broadband service or pay the cost of providing wired broadband service to the Rural Broadband Assistance Fund; requiring the Public Service Commission, to the extent authorized under federal law, to cooperate with the Federal Communications Commission on efforts to promote universal wired broadband access in the State; and requiring the Commission to make a specified annual report and recommendations to the General Assembly on or before January 31 each year.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Fisher, Clark, S. Howard, Mautz, W. Miller, Morgan, and Sophocleus
Additional Facts:Introduced in a prior session as: HB0613 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Economic Matters  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Utility Regulation
Economic and Community Development
Narrow Subject(s):Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Elec. Comm.; etc.
Federal Government
Public Service Commission
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Telecommunications and Information Technology
Utilities -see also- High Voltage Lines; Telephones; Water
Statutes:Article - Economic Development
Article - Public Utilities
(8-701 through 8-704)

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November 28, 2017 1:06 P.M.