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Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019

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A bill to improve broadband data collection, mapping, and validation to support the effective deployment of broadband services to all areas of the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/16/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
05/16/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (8)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]* 05/16/2019
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]* 05/16/2019
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 05/16/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] 06/24/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 06/24/2019
Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] 06/24/2019
Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] 07/09/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 07/31/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation05/16/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/16/2019)

Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2019

This bill requires (1) broadband service providers to fulfill certain reporting requirements, and (2) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a challenge process to aid in broadband mapping.

Specifically, the bill requires each provider to report certain information regarding the geographic availability of broadband service it provides. The FCC must contract with an entity to provide data submission assistance to a provider that is unable to comply with this reporting requirement. Among other responsibilities, such entity shall provide support for the required challenge process and establish an ongoing data validation and verification process.

The FCC is also required to establish a framework for a process whereby information challenging the accuracy of the National Broadband Map may be submitted. Subject to the challenge process and feedback received therefrom, specified federal agencies shall use the National Broadband Map to determine the extent of broadband availability and the areas of the United States that remain unserved.