LD 1167 (subjects: TELECOMMUNICATIONS , BROADBAND SERVICES )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1167&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Lydia Blume of York: (D – District 3) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Geoffrey Gratwick of Penobscot: (D – District 9) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. David Miramant of Knox: (D – District 12) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. Nathan Libby of Androscoggin: (D – District 21) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|3/31/2015||Senate||Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Woodsome of York REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|3/31/2015||House||Bill REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|5/26/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Modernize Maine’s Broadband Standards
Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA 9204, sub- 1, as amended by PL 2009, c. 63, 1, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:
Sec. 2. 35-A MRSA 9204, sub- 2, E and F, as enacted by PL 2005, c. 665, 3, are amended to read:
Sec. 3. 35-A MRSA 9204, sub- 2, G is enacted to read:
This bill requires the ConnectME Authority to review its definition of broadband service on an annual basis and consider how broadband service is defined by the Federal Communications Commission. This bill also requires the ConnectME Authority to consider other indicators of nationally competitive broadband performance expectations when defining broadband service. This bill requires that if the ConnectME Authority amends its definition of broadband service, it must strengthen the definition to ensure it contributes to the State’s nationally competitive economic development status. This bill also requires that the ConnectME Authority enhance broadband service in Maine to achieve actual speeds for downloads and uploads that are at least equal to or greater than the average of all the New England states’ actual speeds.
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