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H.R. 4587 (114th): Small Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Enhancement Act of 2015

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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 Feb 23, 2016.


Small Business Broadband and Emerging Information Technology Enhancement Act of 2015

This bill amends the Small Business Act to direct the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation to designate a senior employee to serve as the broadband and emerging information technology (BEIT) coordinator.

The Office must also provide SBA employees BEIT training to assist small businesses in the use of such technologies.

The SBA Chief Counsel for Advocacy shall evaluate the impact of broadband speed and price on small businesses.

Services provided by a small business development center shall include accessing and using BEIT as an authorized activity of small business development centers.