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Introduced in Senate (05/27/1999)

Rural Telecommunications Improvement Act of 1999 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to establish within the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the Office of Rural Advocacy, to be headed by the Rural Advocate of the FCC, to: (1) promote access to advanced telecommunications service for rural populations; and (2) undertake related functions and activities.

Requires: (1) annual reports (and other reports as needed) from the Rural Advocate to Congress, the President, and the FCC; and (2) an initial report from the Advocate to Congress on actions taken to carry out this Act.