Broadband Legislation Update: HF 2381 Broadband funds, HF 2429 blocked calls, HF 2461 sales tax exemption

I can’t promise to keep up on broadband-related legislation daily, but I will at least aim for weekly. Here’s what I found this week:

HF 2381: Broadband grant application process amended, report required, and money appropriated.
Authors: Baker ; Kresha on 1/29/2016
I wrote more extensively on this earlier – the proposed changes are $35 million for broadband grants to 60% unserved areas and 40% underserved, also requesting more reporting on grants.

HF 2429: Telecommunications carriers offering services to customers that block calls dialed by an automatic dialing-announcing device required
Author: Atkins on 1/29/2016
Relates to offing call blocking services and more information on what those service do and don’t block.

HF 2461: Internet service machinery and equipment exemption provided.
Authors: Quam ; Kresha ; Drazkowski ; Baker ; Pugh on 1/29/2016
Extends sale and use tax exemption for Internet service machinery and equipment

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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