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Digital Equity Act of 2019

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A bill to require the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information to establish a State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, and for other purposes.


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04/11/2019Introduced in Senate

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04/11/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation04/11/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (04/11/2019)

Digital Equity Act of 2019

This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to establish grant programs for (1) promoting digital equity, (2) supporting digital inclusion activities, and (3) building capacity for state-led efforts to increase adoption of broadband by their residents.

Specifically, the bill establishes the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program to make distributions to states based on their populations, demographics, and availability and adoption of broadband. The bill also establishes the Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program for supporting efforts to achieve digital equity, promote digital inclusion, and stimulate adoption of broadband.