HB18-1099

HB18-1099 - Broadband Deployment Level Playing Field

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning criteria that the broadband deployment board is required to develop with regard to an incumbent telecommunications provider's exercise of a right to implement a broadband deployment project in an unserved area of the state upon a nonincumbent provider's application to the broadband deployment board to implement a proposed broadband deployment project in the unserved area.

The broadband deployment board in the department of regulatory agencies (board) implements and administers a grant program regarding the deployment of broadband service in unserved areas of the state. Upon a telecommunications provider's application for funding of a proposed project to provide access to a broadband network in an unserved area of the state, the board must allow an incumbent telecommunications provider in the unserved area the right of first refusal with regard to implementing a broadband deployment project for the unserved area.

The board is required to develop criteria regarding an incumbent telecommunications provider's exercise of its right to develop a broadband project in an unserved area upon another telecommunications provider having submitted to the board a proposed project for the unserved area. The bill requires that the board's criteria include requirements that an incumbent telecommunications provider exercising its right to implement a broadband deployment project for the unserved area agree to provide demonstrated downstream and upstream speeds equal to or faster than the speeds indicated in the applicant's proposed project and at a cost per household that is equal to or less than the cost per household indicated in the applicant's proposed project.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: April 2, 2018
04/02/2018 - Governor Signed
04/02/2018 - Sent to the Governor
04/02/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/29/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/23/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/22/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/19/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/06/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/05/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/28/2018 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy