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H.R. 5123: American Freedom and Internet Access Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 27, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5123

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 27, 2021

(for herself, Mr. Waltz, Ms. Tenney, Mr. Mooney, Mr. Gimenez, Ms. Malliotakis, Mr. Mast, Mr. Posey, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Palazzo, Mrs. Wagner, and Mr. Hice of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of the Air Force to develop and begin implementation of Operation Starfall.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the American Freedom and Internet Access Act of 2021.

2.

Operation starfall

Not later than 45 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Air Force, in consultation with the Chief of Space Operations, shall develop and begin implementation of Operation Starfall, a strategic plan to deploy stratospheric balloons, aerostats, or satellite technology capable of rapidly delivering wireless internet anywhere on the planet from the stratosphere or higher.