S.174 - Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] (Introduced 01/17/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||01/24/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.174 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/17/2017)
Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2017
This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to replace various reporting requirements with a communications marketplace report that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is required to publish on its website and submit to Congress every two years assessing: (1) competition in the communications marketplace; (2) deployment of communications capabilities, including advanced telecommunications capabilities; and (3) whether laws, regulations, regulatory practices, or demonstrated marketplace practices pose a barrier to competitive entry or expansion of existing providers of communications services.
Each report must describe the FCC's agenda for the next two years.
The FCC must: (1) include a list of geographic areas that are not served by any provider of advanced telecommunications capability; and (2) consider market entry barriers for entrepreneurs and small businesses in accordance with national policy favoring diversity of media voices, competition, technological advancement, and promotion of the public interest, convenience, and necessity.