S. 3439 (112th): Federal Wi-Net Act

Introduced:
Jul 25, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Olympia Snowe
Senator from Maine
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 25, 2012
Length
4 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced on July 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jul 25, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 25, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 40, United States Code, to direct the Administrator of General Services to install Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless neutral host systems in all Federal buildings in order to improve in-building wireless communications coverage and commercial network capacity by offloading wireless traffic onto wireline broadband networks.

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Cosponsors
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Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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7/25/2012--Introduced.
Federal Wi-Net Act - Directs the Administrator of General Services (GSA) to:
(1) install Wi-Fi hotspots (areas where the public can access a wireless Internet connection) in all publicly accessible federal buildings constructed after enactment of this Act;
(2) allow for the installation of wireless neutral host systems (small cellular communications base stations for improved cellular coverage within a building) by any eligible carriers upon request in all publicly accessible federal buildings; and
(3) by December 31, 2015, retrofit all federal buildings constructed prior to enactment of this Act.
Makes specified amounts available from the Federal Buildings Fund to carry out this Act.

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