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SB 17, Rural Telephone Cooperatives and Broadband Services

 
Municipal Impact Position Contact
Neutral Charlotte Davis, (678) 686-6291

Last Updated: 2/16/2019
Subject Area: Utilities |
Resources: bill text

This legislation would authorize rural telephone cooperatives to furnish broadband services either directly or indirectly through an agreement or through a broadband affiliate. 

Under the legislation, the rural telephone cooperatives may provide the broadband service separate from the telephone service and in a different geographic area, however, fund recovery from the Universal Access Fund is prohibited. 

Votes

3/21/2019 House Vote #258 Yea - 169 Nay - 1 Not Voting - 4 Excused - 6
2/20/2019 Senate Vote #35 Yea - 55 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 0 Excused - 1
BILL STATUS

4/26/2019 - Effective Date

4/26/2019 - Act 52

4/26/2019 - Date Signed by Governor

AUTHOR

Sen. Steve Gooch
District 51
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