Bill Status of HB5292 94th General Assembly
Short Description: BROADBAND ACCESS-UNIV SERVICE
Rep. Julie Hamos - Constance A. Howard - Ruth Munson, Robert S. Molaro and Sara Feigenholtz
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Universal Access to Broadband Services Act. Requires the Department of Central Management Services to create and maintain a map of broadband infrastructure in the State. Sets forth that all publicly-held broadband infrastructure shall be available for lease, on a non-discriminatory basis, to any public, private, or non-profit entity. Requires CMS, in cooperation with the Broadband Deployment Council, to establish terms, conditions, procedures, and pricing for lease of the publicly-held broadband infrastructure, taking into consideration sliding fee schedules based on the income and financial resources available to end users and the existence of other community benefits. Authorizes public, private, or non-profit entities seeking to lease publicly-held broadband infrastructure to aggregate customers or demand for broadband services, and to create regional and multi-jurisdictional entities that aggregate customers or demand for broadband services. Authorizes certain pilot projects to stimulate deployment of broadband services in 3 underserved areas of the State. Adds other provisions. Amends the Illinois Century Network Act to provide that the Illinois Century Network shall be available for lease, on a non-discriminatory basis, to any public, private, or non-profit entity pursuant to the Universal Access to Broadband Services Act. Effective immediately.