Incentives for telecommunications companies; provision of wireless broadband services. (SB536)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Incentives for telecommunications companies; provision of wireless broadband services. Directs the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to award at least $50 million per year in grants to cover expenditures for the purchase and installation of wireless and broadband equipment to rural service areas in the Commonwealth. The bill defines "rural service areas" as any locality with a mean broadband download speed of less than 10 megabits per second, and a mean broadband upload speed of less than one megabit per second. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101837D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB536)
01/20/2020Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2020Committee amendments
02/04/2020Continued to 2021 in Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
12/04/2020Left in Finance and Appropriations

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