H.R.3646 - Broadband Affordability Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5] (Introduced 09/24/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/25/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3646 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/24/2009)
Broadband Affordability Act of 2009 - Requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a broadband lifeline program enabling qualifying low-income customers residing in urban and rural areas to purchase broadband service at reduced charges by reimbursing providers for each such customer served.
Requires that the program: (1) be similar in structure to the Lifeline program for basic telephone service; and (2) promote competition from broadband service providers by using neutral technology.
Requires a broadband service provider that is not an eligible telecommunications carrier to obtain FCC authorization to participate in the program.