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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Broadband access grants. Provides that the office of community and rural affairs (office) may award a grant from the rural economic development fund to an Internet service provider (ISP) that provides Internet service with a transmission speed of: (1) not less than three megabits per second upstream; and (2) not less than 25 megabits per second downstream; in an unserved area. Provides that the amount of the grant is equal to $750 for each customer in an unserved area who subscribes to the ISP's broadband Internet service for one year under subscription terms established by the office, subject to reporting Broadband access grants. Provides that the office of community and rural affairs (office) may award a grant from the rural economic development fund to an Internet service provider (ISP) that provides Internet service with a transmission speed of: (1) not less than three megabits per second upstream; and (2) not less than 25 megabits per second downstream; in an unserved area. Provides that the amount of the grant is equal to $750 for each customer in an unserved area who subscribes to the ISP's broadband Internet service for one year under subscription terms established by the office, subject to reporting and verification rules developed by the office and approved by the state director of broadband opportunities. ... View more