Senate Bill 1822
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Broadband DATA Act
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-130 on Mar 23, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 12, 2019
Latest Action
Mar 23, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1822
Congress
116
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Mississippi
Mississippi
Arkansas
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Illinois
Indiana
Indiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Minnesota
Alabama
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Missouri
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New Hampshire
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North Carolina
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Dakota
Oklahoma
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South Carolina
South Carolina
South Dakota
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Passed
December 19, 2019
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act or the Broadband DATA Act

This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to change the way broadband data is collected, verified, and reported.

Specifically, the FCC must collect and disseminate granular broadband service availability data (broadband maps) from wired, fixed-wireless, satellite, and mobile broadband providers. To do this, the FCC is required to establish the Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric (a dataset of geocoded information for all broadband service locations, atop which broadband maps are overlaid) as the vehicle for reporting broadband service availability data.

Additionally, the FCC must put forth specified requirements for service availability data collected from broadband providers, and it must create a challenge process to enable the submission of independent data challenging the accuracy of FCC broadband maps.

Text (5)
Amendments (2)
Mar 03, 2020
Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 803
An amendment to strike out all after the enacting clause and insert a new text entitled "Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act" or the "Broadband DATA Act".
Agreed To
Dec 19, 2019
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 1268
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Jun 13, 2019 4:57:14 AM
Record Updated
Oct 15, 2021 11:30:56 PM