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Titles (3)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Small Business Broadband Deployment Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Small Business Broadband Deployment Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To ensure that small business providers of broadband Internet access service can devote resources to broadband deployment rather than compliance with cumbersome regulatory requirements.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
01/10/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H268)
01/04/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
01/11/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
01/10/2017-3:46pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/10/2017-3:46pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H268)
01/10/2017-3:29pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 288.
01/10/2017-3:29pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H268-270)
01/10/2017-3:28pmHouseMrs. Blackburn moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/04/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
01/04/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 01/04/2017
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 01/10/2017
Rep. Garrett, Thomas A., Jr. [R-VA-5] 01/10/2017

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/04/2017 Referred to
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation01/11/2017 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (01/10/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Small Business Broadband Deployment Act

(Sec. 2) This bill exempts for five years any small business broadband Internet access service provider with no more than 250,000 subscribers from the enhancements to the transparency rule of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under which any person engaged in the provision of broadband Internet access service must disclose publicly accurate information regarding the network management practices, performance, and commercial terms of its broadband Internet access services sufficient for:

  • consumers to make informed choices regarding their use; and
  • content, application, service, and device providers to develop, market, and maintain Internet offerings.

The FCC shall report to specified congressional committees, within 180 days after enactment of this bill, its recommendations (together with supporting data) on whether:

  • this exception should be made permanent, and
  • the definition of "small business" for these purposes should be modified.