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H.R. 288: Small Business Broadband Deployment Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 288 extends the temporary exemption granted to small businesses by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from enhanced disclosure requirements for Internet service providers (ISPs) in the Open Internet Order by five years. The current exemption, which is expiring at the end of 2016, exempts ISPs with fewer than 100,000 subscribers from certain disclosure requirements. H.R. 288 increases the size of small businesses included within the exemption from 100,000 to 250,000 subscribers. The bill also directs the FCC to submit recommendations to the Congress on ...

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Greg Walden

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017
Length: 3 pages

Jan 4, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 10, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 10, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 4, 2017

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Jan 10, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 288 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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