H. R. 1555
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 3, 2021
Ms. Craig introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Broadband Consumer Transparency Act of 2021.
Adoption of consumer broadband labels
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.
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—
how consumers evaluate broadband internet access service plans; and
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.
In this Act:
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.
The term Commission means the Federal Communications Commission.