S.3695 - CONNECT at Home Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 05/12/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/12/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed Senate
- Passed House
- To President
- Became Law
Summary: S.3695 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/12/2020)
Continuing Online Networking, Negating Economic Conditions on Technology at Home Act or the CONNECT at Home Act
This bill prohibits a voice or internet service provider from terminating service to a customer during the national emergency declared due to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) and for 180 days thereafter.
A provider that terminated voice or internet service to a customer following the emergency declaration and prior to the enactment of this bill must resume providing such service upon the date of enactment.
Terminating or failing to resume providing such service will result in a forfeiture penalty, and the proceeds of any such penalties collected shall be used to provide assistance to low-income individuals who lack access to affordable broadband service due to COVID-19.