Summary: H.R.3281 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3281. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (08/01/2007)

Community Broadband Act of 2007 - Prohibits any state or local government statute, regulation, or other legal requirement from having the effect of prohibiting any public provider from providing advanced communications capability to any person or any public or private entity.

Defines "public provider" as a state or a political subdivision or instrumentality thereof or any entity owned, controlled, or otherwise affiliated with a state, subdivision, or instrumentality.

Prohibits a public provider from granting any regulatory preference to itself or to any provider it owns or is affiliated with.

Requires, subject to exception, a public provider, before it provides advanced communications capability or services, to publish notice and provide local citizens and private-sector entities with an opportunity to be heard.