Bill Tying Government Bucks to High-Speed Broadband Definition Returns
By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 6-16-21
Senate Commerce Committee members Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) have re-introduced a bill that would standardize the definition of high-speed fixed broadband in government subsidy programs.
The Broadband Parity Act, which the pair introduced in the last Congress, would tell the FCC to get together with other federal agencies to establish a baseline level broadband service ISPs must provide when tapping into federal broadband subsidy programs….
Last year, the bill would have set the bar at the FCC’s 25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload speed, but the current FCC is likely to set a higher target. » Read More
By Richard T. Kaplar|2021-07-04T14:05:36-04:00June 16th, 2021|Issue Watch|Comments Off on Bill Tying Government Bucks to High-Speed Broadband Definition Returns