S.1167 - Digital Equity Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 04/11/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/11/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1167 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.