By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 11-21-19

Wrapping up a long two days, the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved a handful of bipartisan broadband and tech-related bills on a variety of topics, from broadband mapping and network security to freeing up spectrum.

There were a handful of amendments adopted without opposition as the legislators tried to wrap up the proceedings expeditiously.  Bills being favorably reported for a vote in the full House were:

H.R. 4229, the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act or the Broadband DATA Act;
H.R. 4227, the Mapping Accuracy Promotion Services Act (MAPS Act);
H.R. 5000, the Studying How to Harness Airwave Resources Efficiently Act of 2019 (SHARE Act);
H.R. 4998, the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act of 2019;
H.R. 4461, the Network Security Information Sharing Act of 2019;
H.R. 2881, the Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2019;
H.R. 4500, the Promoting United States Wireless Leadership Act of 2019;
H. Res. 575, regarding Prague 5G security conference; and
H.R. 4779, which extends the Undertaking Spam, Spyware, And Fraud Enforcement With Enforcers Beyond Borders Act of 2006.  » Read More