H.R.2372 - Closing the Digital Divide for Students Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] (Introduced 05/15/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/15/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2372 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/15/2015)
Closing the Digital Divide for Students Act of 2015
Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to require high-speed Internet service costs to be included in public housing utility allowances for households with children who qualify for free and reduced price school lunches.
Prohibits a dwelling unit's Internet cost allowance from: (1) exceeding the lowest cost available in the area, and (2) including costs for cable or satellite television or for joint packages for Internet service together with cable or satellite television.
Conditions Internet cost allowances on the service including technology to block visual depictions that are obscene or harmful to minors.