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

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jul 25, 2012.

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.