S. 1853 (110th): Community Broadband Act of 2007


Jul 23, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 30, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Frank Lautenberg

Senator from New Jersey



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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2008
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to promote competition, to preserve the ability of local governments to provide broadband capability and services, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/22/2008--Reported to Senate amended.Community Broadband Act of 2007 - Prohibits any state or local government statute, regulation, or other legal requirement from having the effect of prohibiting any public provider ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jul 23, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Oct 30, 2007
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1853”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (4R, 4D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 1294 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 2005

H.R. 3281 (Related)
Community Broadband Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 1, 2007

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