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Short Titles as Introduced

Internet Exchange Act of 2019

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to direct the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to make grants for the establishment or expansion of internet exchange facilities, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
04/11/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
11/18/2020Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
04/11/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 04/11/2019
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] 07/17/2019
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] 06/04/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation04/11/2019 Referred to
11/18/2020 Markup by

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Introduced in Senate (04/11/2019)

Internet Exchange Act of 2019

This bill creates a grant program for the establishment and expansion of facilities through which internet service providers and content delivery networks exchange internet traffic (internet exchange facilities) in unserved or underserved areas.

Further, the bill allows recipients of funding from the E-Rate and Telehealth programs to apply such funds to the procurement or maintenance of a connection to an internet exchange facility.