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H.R. 1555: Broadband Consumer Transparency Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 3, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1555

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 3, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to issue final rules to promote and incentivize the widespread adoption of broadband consumer labels, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Broadband Consumer Transparency Act of 2021.

2.

Adoption of consumer broadband labels

(a)

Final rule

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Commission shall promulgate regulations to promote and incentivize the widespread adoption of broadband consumer labels, as described in the Public Notice of the Commission issued on April 4, 2016 (DA 16–357), to disclose to consumers information regarding broadband internet access service plans.

(b)

Hearings

In issuing the final rule under subsection (a), the Commission shall conduct a series of public hearings to assess, at the time of the proceeding—

(1)

how consumers evaluate broadband internet access service plans; and

(2)

whether disclosures to consumers information regarding broadband internet access service plans, including those required under section 8.1 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, are available, effective, and sufficient.

(c)

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Broadband internet access service

The term broadband internet access service has the meaning given such term in section 8.1 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations.

(2)

Commission

The term Commission means the Federal Communications Commission.