S.1439 - Rural Broadband Improvement Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] (Introduced 05/21/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||05/21/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.|
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Summary: S.1439 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/21/2007)
Rural Broadband Improvement Act of 2007 - Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to extend the rural broadband access loan and loan guarantee program.
Revises the definition of "eligible rural area."
Establishes a non-duplification of terrestrial lines, facilities, or systems requirement.
Requires loan applications to be processed within 180 days.
Eliminates the eligibility prohibition for entities that serve more than 2% of the telephone lines installed in the United States.
Establishes a grant program for development of statewide initiatives to identify and track the availability and adoption of broadband services within eligible rural areas.
Sets forth loan security and equity requirement provisions.