CS/SB 1592: Broadband Internet Infrastructure
Broadband Internet Infrastructure; Citing this act as the "Florida Broadband Deployment Act of 2021"; exempting the purchase or lease of certain equipment by a provider of communications services or a provider of Internet access services in this state from the sales and use tax; requiring municipal electric utilities to ensure that their broadband provider rates and fees meet certain requirements, make certain records available to broadband providers, provide access to its utility poles, and establish just and reasonable terms and conditions for broadband provider attachments; prohibiting municipal electric utilities from prohibiting a broadband provider from using certain techniques and equipment if used in accordance with certain safety standards; authorizing a broadband provider seeking a new pole attachment to invoke the Florida one-touch, make-ready process, etc.
Last Action: 4/2/2021 Senate - Now in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
• Referred to Regulated Industries; Finance and Tax; Appropriations -SJ 151
• Introduced -SJ 151
• On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 03/09/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
• Favorable by Regulated Industries; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -SJ 190
• Now in Finance and Tax
• On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax, 03/31/21, 11:00 am, 110 Senate Building
• CS by Finance and Tax; YEAS 6 NAYS 2 -SJ 342
• Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Finance and Tax read 1st time -SJ 352
• Now in Appropriations
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