US House of Representatives

Reps Loebsack, Latta, Long, McEachin Introduce Legislation to Improve Broadband Data Maps

Reps Dave Loebsack (D-IA) and Bob Latta (R-OH) introduced legislation that would improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commission’s broadband availability maps.

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Cicilline (D-RI) Criticizes FCC’s Rush to Approve T-Mobile’s Proposed Merger with Sprint, Calls for Additional Public Input

House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline (D-RI) sent a letter criticizing the Federal Communications Commission for rushing to approve the Sprint and T-Mobile merger.

Rep Tipton (R-CO) Introduces RURAL Broadband Act

Rep Scott Tipton (R-CO) introduced a bill May 10, the Reprioritizing Unserved Rural Areas and Locations for Broadband Act (RURAL Broadband Act) which if passed would improve the process for expanding broadband to rural communities. “It’s an outrag

Rep Tonko Reintroduces ACCESS BROADBAND Act to Increase Broadband Access in Underserved Areas

Reps Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) announced the introduction of the ACCESS BROADBAND Act (HR 1328), bipartisan legislation that would expand broadband access in underserved areas and create a simpler process for small businesses and l

Reps Kustoff, Timmons Introduce the Cellphone Jamming Reform Act of 2019

Reps David Kustoff (R-TN) and William Timmons (R-SC) introduced the Cellphone Jamming Reform Act of 2019 (HR 1954). Sens Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced identical legislation on the Senate side.

Reps McNerney (D-CA), Latta (R-OH) Launch Bipartisan Wi-Fi Caucus

In an effort to provide a much-needed forum for Members of Congress and staff to learn about Wi-Fi-related issues affecting their constituents, Reps Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Bob Latta (R-OH) announced the launch of the bipartisan Congressional Wi

Rep Eshoo Introduces Legislation to Increase Transparency of Telephone, Cable and Internet Fees

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the Truth-In-Billing, Remedies, and User Empowerment over Fees (‘TRUE Fees’) Act, legislation that requires phone, cable and Internet providers to include all charges in the prices they advertise for service, and p

A Time for Tech Transparency

[Commentary] Millions of Americans use social media to get their news, and that number is growing rapidly by the year. But when they log on, they don’t always get the full story.

Rep Collins Introduces Legislation to Address 9-1-1 Fee Diversion

Rep Chris Collins (R-NY) introduced legislation that prevents states from diverting fees collected from consumers on their phone bills, which are meant to be used to improve 9-1-1 emergency communications systems.