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Titles (13)

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Short Titles as Enacted

Broadband DATA Act
Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

Other Short Titles

Broadband DATA Act
Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Broadband DATA Act
Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Broadband DATA Act
Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Broadband DATA Act
Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Broadband DATA Act
Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act

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Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to require the Federal Communications Commission to issue rules relating to the collection of data with respect to the availability of broadband services, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date Actions Overview
03/23/2020Became Public Law No: 116-130. (TXT | PDF)
03/23/2020Signed by President.
03/12/2020Presented to President.
03/10/2020Resolving differences -- Senate actions: Senate agreed to the House amendment to S.1822 by Unanimous Consent.
03/03/2020Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.
12/19/2019Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/12/2019Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 116-174.
06/12/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (25)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/23/2020Became Public Law No: 116-130. (TXT | PDF)
03/23/2020Signed by President.
03/12/2020SenatePresented to President.
03/11/2020SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
03/10/2020SenateSenate agreed to the House amendment to S.1822 by Unanimous Consent.
03/10/2020SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1660)
03/04/2020SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
03/03/2020-2:11pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/03/2020-2:11pmHouseOn passage Passed without objection. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H1461-1464)
03/03/2020-2:11pmHouseH.Amdt.803 On agreeing to the Pallone amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
03/03/2020-2:11pmHouseH.Amdt.803 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Pallone. (consideration: CR H1461-1464; text: CR H1461-1464)
03/03/2020-2:10pmHouseConsidered by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR H1458-1464)
03/03/2020-2:10pmHouseMr. Pallone asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.
12/19/2019-5:58pmHouseHeld at the desk.
12/19/2019SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
12/19/2019-3:00pmHouseReceived in the House.
12/19/2019SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
12/19/2019SenateS.Amdt.1268 Amendment SA 1268 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/19/2019SenateS.Amdt.1268 Amendment SA 1268 proposed by Senator Wicker. (consideration: CR S7180; text: CR S7215-7218) In the nature of a substitute.
12/19/2019SenateThe committee substitute withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
12/19/2019SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7178-7180)
12/12/2019SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 328.
12/12/2019SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 116-174.
07/24/2019SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
06/12/2019SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Cosponsors (69)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 06/12/2019
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]* 06/12/2019
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 06/12/2019
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 06/20/2019
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] 06/20/2019
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] 06/20/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI] 06/28/2019
Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV] 06/28/2019
Sen. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ] 07/22/2019
Sen. Young, Todd [R-IN] 07/22/2019
Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] 07/22/2019
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] 07/23/2019
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL] 07/23/2019
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 07/23/2019
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 07/23/2019
Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] 07/23/2019
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] 07/23/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT] 07/24/2019
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] 07/24/2019
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK] 07/24/2019
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 07/24/2019
Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY] 07/24/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] 07/24/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD] 08/01/2019
Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV] 08/01/2019
Sen. Burr, Richard [R-NC] 08/01/2019
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID] 08/01/2019
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] 08/01/2019
Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] 08/01/2019
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID] 08/01/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 08/01/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 08/01/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 08/01/2019
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 08/01/2019
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] 08/01/2019
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 08/01/2019
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND] 08/01/2019
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 09/09/2019
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] 09/09/2019
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] 09/09/2019
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 09/09/2019
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 09/09/2019
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] 09/11/2019
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] 09/11/2019
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] 09/11/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 09/11/2019
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA] 09/11/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 09/12/2019
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 09/12/2019
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL] 09/17/2019
Sen. Braun, Mike [R-IN] 09/17/2019
Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] 09/25/2019
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] 10/15/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 10/15/2019
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 10/15/2019
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 10/15/2019
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] 10/15/2019
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] 10/16/2019
Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] 10/16/2019
Sen. Scott, Rick [R-FL] 10/21/2019
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI] 10/21/2019
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV] 11/05/2019
Sen. Johnson, Ron [R-WI] 11/07/2019
Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] 11/07/2019
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 11/13/2019
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] 11/14/2019
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] 02/04/2020
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 02/04/2020
Sen. Hawley, Josh [R-MO] 03/09/2020

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation06/12/2019 Referred to
07/24/2019 Markup by
12/12/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-174

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Latest Summary (6)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 116-130 (03/23/2020)

Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act or the Broadband DATA Act

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change the way broadband data is collected, verified, and reported.

Specifically, the FCC must collect and disseminate granular broadband service availability data (broadband maps) from wired, fixed-wireless, satellite, and mobile broadband providers. To do this, the FCC is required to establish the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (a dataset of geocoded information for all broadband service locations, atop which broadband maps are overlaid) as the vehicle for reporting broadband service availability data.

Additionally, the FCC must put forth specified requirements for service availability data collected from broadband providers, and it must create a challenge process to enable the submission of independent data challenging the accuracy of FCC broadband maps.

The FCC must conduct regular audits of information submitted by providers, and it must develop a process whereby entities or individuals may submit information about the deployment and availability of broadband service to verify and supplement information submitted by providers. The FCC must also provide data collection and submission assistance to Indian tribes; small service providers; consumers; and state, local, and tribal governments.

The Government Accountability Office must report on identified locations where fixed broadband can be installed to improve the quality and completeness of data sources for the fabric.