H. R. 1673
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 9, 2021
Mr. Welch (for himself, Mr. Tonko, Mr. McNerney, Ms. Leger Fernandez, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Veasey, and Ms. Blunt Rochester) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To require the Federal Communications Commission to make the provision of Wi-Fi access on school buses eligible for E-rate support.
E-rate support for school bus Wi-Fi
In this section, the term school bus means a passenger motor vehicle that is—
designed to carry a driver and not less than 5 passengers; and
used significantly to transport early child education, elementary school, or secondary school students to or from school or an event related to school.
Notwithstanding the limitations under paragraphs (1)(B) and (2)(A) of section 254(h) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 254(h)) regarding the authorized recipients and uses of discounted telecommunications services, not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall commence a rulemaking to make the provision of Wi-Fi access on school buses eligible for support under the E-rate program of the Commission set forth under subpart F of part 54 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations.