H. R. 1590
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 3, 2021
Mr. Ruiz introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to add access to telecommunications and information services in Indian country and areas with high populations of Indian people to the universal service principle relating to access to such services in rural, insular, and high cost areas.
This Act may be cited as the
Tribal Internet Expansion Act of 2021.
Universal service in Indian country and areas with high populations of Indian people
Section 254(b)(3) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254(b)(3)) is amended by inserting
and in Indian country (as defined in section 1151 of title 18, United States Code) and areas with high populations of Indian (as defined in section 19 of the Act of June 18, 1934 (Chapter 576; 48 Stat. 988; 25 U.S.C. 5129)) people after
high cost areas.