H.R.7302 - Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] (Introduced 06/24/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/25/2020 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7302 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/24/2020)
Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act
This bill establishes measures related to expanding broadband infrastructure and access in unserved and underserved communities.
The bill creates the Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, and it provides funding for programs that (1) promote digital equity and broadband capacity building, (2) provide discounts on broadband service for low-income consumers, and (3) subsidize internet services for schools and libraries. The bill establishes specified transparency requirements, such as making federal broadband data available to local governments. It also requires the Federal Communications Commission to expand broadband access for unserved and underserved communities and make the provision of Wi-Fi access on school buses eligible for support under the E-Rate program.