S.2018 - American Broadband Buildout Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 06/27/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||06/27/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4632-4633) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2018 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/27/2019)
American Broadband Buildout Act of 2019
This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide matching grants to help states improve broadband infrastructure.
The bill requires the FCC to distribute matching grants for state-led, public-private partnership projects connecting areas to broadband infrastructure where internet service is not available above a certain speed. As part of these projects, the bill also requires the FCC to award grants for digital-literacy programs and public-service campaigns designed to increase adoption of broadband internet access and service.