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SB 0426 - Broadband - EMCs and Rural Telephone Cooperatives Authorized to Provide
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Tracking Level: Support
Sponsor: Steve Gooch (R)
Last Action: 3/29/2018 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Senate Committee: Regulated Industries and Utilities
House Committee: Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

Originally, this was the wireless industry's attempt to preempt local management of the public's right of way.  The bill was changed in House Rules Committee to allow EMCs and rural telephone cooperatives to provide broadband service to rural areas under certain conditions.     



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