S. 2880 (111th): Rural Broadband Initiative Act of 2009

Introduced:
Dec 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 14, 2009
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4545 (Related)
Rural Broadband Initiative Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 27, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on December 14, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 14, 2009
Referred to Committee Dec 14, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to establish an Office of Rural Broadband Initiatives in the Department of Agriculture, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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12/14/2009--Introduced.
Rural Broadband Initiative Act of 2009 - Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to establish in the Department of Agriculture the Office of Rural Broadband Initiatives, to be headed by the Under Secretary for Rural Broadband Initiatives.
States that the Under Secretary shall:
(1) administer all rural broadband-related grant and loan programs previously administered by the Administrator of the Rural Utilities Service, including the rural broadband access loan and loan guarantee program and the community connect grant program;
(2) conduct rural outreach;
(3) foster development of a comprehensive rural broadband strategic vision;
(4) assess relevant technologies;
(5) serve as a single information source for all federal rural broadband programs and services; and
(6) provide technical assistance to state, regional, and local governments to develop broadband deployment strategies.
Directs the Under Secretary to submit: (1) a comprehensive rural broadband strategy report to the President and to Congress; and (2) a plan for a Rural Broadband Advisory Panel to Congress.
Establishes in the Treasury the National Rural Broadband Innovation Fund.

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