assembly Bill A6679C

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the public service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within the state

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.869
substituted for s8805
Jul 20, 2020 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.167
rules report cal.167
reported
Jul 17, 2020 amend and recommit to rules 6679c
Jul 17, 2020 reported referred to rules
Jul 13, 2020 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 27, 2020 print number 6679b
Feb 27, 2020 amend and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Jan 08, 2020 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
May 15, 2019 print number 6679a
May 15, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to corporations, authorities and commissions
Mar 15, 2019 referred to corporations, authorities and commissions

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A6679 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8805
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7912

A6679 - Summary

Requires the public service commission to review broadband and fiber optic services within the state and requires the expansion of broadband and fiber optic services.

A6679 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6679

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RYAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public service law, in relation to providing  broad-
  band and fiber optic services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.   Legislative findings. The legislature  hereby  finds  and
declares  that  large portions of the state do not have access to broad-
band services, particularly fiber optic service. This has made the tele-
communications marketplace less competitive,  and  has  been  a  partial
cause of deteriorated service for customers and users of regulated tele-
phonic and telecommunications services. This in turn has had substantial
negative  economic  and  social impacts, particularly in rural and other
underserved communities.
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new  section  224-c
to read as follows:
  §  224-C.  BROADBAND AND FIBER OPTIC SERVICES. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL
DETERMINE, WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION,  THE
STATUS  OF  BROADBAND  AND  FIBER  OPTIC SERVICES IN NEW YORK STATE. THE
COMMISSION SHALL IDENTIFY COMMUNITIES WITHOUT ACCESS  TO  BROADBAND  AND
FIBER  OPTIC  SERVICES,  COMMUNITIES  IN WHICH INSUFFICIENT TELECOMMUNI-
CATIONS SERVICE HAS CAUSED SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC IMPACTS, COMMUNITIES WHERE
LOCAL FRANCHISES HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH, AND COMMUNITIES  IN  WHICH
THE  COMMISSION  BELIEVES  SUCH  BROADBAND AND/OR FIBER OPTIC SERVICE IS
NECESSARY FOR THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF  COMMISSION  POLICIES  ON
COMPETITION, AFFORDABLE, AND ADEQUATE SERVICE.
  2.  THE  COMMISSION  SHALL, WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE COMPLETION OF THE
DETERMINATION OF BROADBAND AND FIBER OPTIC SERVICES IN  NEW  YORK  STATE
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF THIS SECTION, REQUIRE CONSTRUCTION OR
INSTALLATION OF BROADBAND  AND  FIBER  OPTIC  SERVICES  BY  AN  INTERNET
SERVICE  PROVIDER  IN  COMMUNITIES  IN  WHICH  BROADBAND AND FIBER OPTIC

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A6679A - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8805
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7912

A6679A - Summary

Requires the public service commission to review broadband and fiber optic services within the state and requires the expansion of broadband and fiber optic services.

A6679A - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6679--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced   by   M.   of   A.  RYAN,  BURKE,  WALLACE,  SMITH,  D'URSO,
  PHEFFER AMATO, FRONTUS, LAVINE, BRAUNSTEIN -- read once  and  referred
  to  the  Committee  on  Corporations,  Authorities  and Commissions --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service  law, in relation to the public
  service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within
  the state

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings.  The  legislature hereby finds and
declares that large portions of the state do not have access  to  broad-
band services, particularly fiber optic service. This has made the tele-
communications  marketplace  less  competitive,  and  has been a partial
cause of deteriorated service for customers and users of regulated tele-
phonic and telecommunications  services.  Without  access  to  broadband
services,  schools,  businesses, families, and healthcare facilities are
not able to access vital technologies. This in turn has had  substantial
negative  economic  and  social impacts, particularly in rural and other
underserved communities.
  § 2. The public service law is amended by adding a new  section  224-c
to read as follows:
  §  224-C.  BROADBAND AND FIBER OPTIC SERVICES. 1. THE COMMISSION SHALL
DETERMINE, WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION,  THE
STATUS  OF  BROADBAND  AND  FIBER  OPTIC SERVICES IN NEW YORK STATE. THE
COMMISSION SHALL IDENTIFY COMMUNITIES WITHOUT ACCESS  TO  BROADBAND  AND
FIBER  OPTIC  SERVICES,  COMMUNITIES  IN WHICH INSUFFICIENT TELECOMMUNI-
CATIONS SERVICE HAS CAUSED SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC IMPACTS, COMMUNITIES WHERE
LOCAL FRANCHISES HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH, AND COMMUNITIES  IN  WHICH
THE  COMMISSION  BELIEVES  SUCH  BROADBAND AND/OR FIBER OPTIC SERVICE IS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00855-02-9

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A6679B - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8805
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7912

A6679B - Summary

Requires the public service commission to review broadband and fiber optic services within the state and requires the expansion of broadband and fiber optic services.

A6679B - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6679--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced   by   M.   of   A.  RYAN,  BURKE,  WALLACE,  SMITH,  D'URSO,
  PHEFFER AMATO, FRONTUS,  LAVINE,  BRAUNSTEIN,  M. G. MILLER,  SIMOTAS,
  WEPRIN, RAMOS, JEAN-PIERRE, REYES, SOLAGES, STERN, OTIS, STECK, ORTIZ,
  SAYEGH,  DeSTEFANO,  GARBARINO, MOSLEY, L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, BLAKE,
  GOTTFRIED, ROZIC, CARROLL,  KIM,  CRUZ,  RICHARDSON,  EPSTEIN,  QUART,
  BUCHWALD,  STIRPE, NIOU, LENTOL, SANTABARBARA, McMAHON, TAYLOR, GLICK,
  BARNWELL,  SEAWRIGHT,  DiPIETRO,  DE LA ROSA,  BENEDETTO,   B. MILLER,
  NORRIS,  JOYNER,  JACOBSON, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
  ARROYO, CROUCH, ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF, NOLAN, THIELE  --  read  once  and
  referred to the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the  Committee  on
  Corporations,  Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Assembly
  Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  public  service  law, in relation to the public
  service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within
  the state

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "comprehensive broadband connectivity act".
  § 2. Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds  and  declares
that  access  to  high-speed  internet  is a fundamental right and it is
incumbent upon the State to ensure provision of this right to every  New
Yorker.  Yet  many  areas  of  the  state do not have access to adequate
broadband services. The lack of competition  in  the  telecommunications
marketplace  has  been a cause of deteriorated service for customers and
users of regulated telephonic and telecommunications services. The  lack
of  access  to adequate internet services for schools, businesses, fami-
lies, and healthcare facilities has had  substantial  negative  economic

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

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A6679C (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8805
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7912

A6679C (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the public service commission to review broadband and fiber optic services within the state and requires the expansion of broadband and fiber optic services.

A6679C (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6679--C

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 15, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced   by   M.   of   A.  RYAN,  BURKE,  WALLACE,  SMITH,  D'URSO,
  PHEFFER AMATO, FRONTUS,  LAVINE,  BRAUNSTEIN,  M. G. MILLER,  SIMOTAS,
  WEPRIN, RAMOS, JEAN-PIERRE, REYES, SOLAGES, STERN, OTIS, STECK, ORTIZ,
  SAYEGH,  DeSTEFANO,  GARBARINO, MOSLEY, L. ROSENTHAL, DINOWITZ, BLAKE,
  GOTTFRIED, ROZIC, CARROLL,  KIM,  CRUZ,  RICHARDSON,  EPSTEIN,  QUART,
  BUCHWALD,  STIRPE, NIOU, LENTOL, SANTABARBARA, McMAHON, TAYLOR, GLICK,
  BARNWELL,  SEAWRIGHT,  DiPIETRO,  DE LA ROSA,  BENEDETTO,   B. MILLER,
  NORRIS, JOYNER, JACOBSON, ABINANTI, FERNANDEZ, PICHARDO, RIVERA, MORI-
  NELLO,  SIMON,  STEC -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, CROUCH,
  ENGLEBRIGHT, GALEF, GIGLIO, NOLAN, THIELE -- read once and referred to
  the Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee -- recommitted to  the  Committee  on  Corpo-
  rations,  Authorities and Commissions in accordance with Assembly Rule
  3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
  amended  and recommitted to said committee -- reported and referred to
  the Committee on Ways and  Means  --  reported  and  referred  to  the
  Committee  on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee  discharged,  bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public  service  law,  in  relation  to  the  public
  service commission reviewing broadband and fiber optic services within
  the state

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
the "comprehensive broadband connectivity act".
  §  2.  Legislative findings. The legislature hereby finds and declares
that access to high-speed internet is a  fundamental  right  and  it  is
incumbent  upon the State to ensure provision of this right to every New
Yorker. Yet many areas of the state  do  not  have  access  to  adequate
broadband  services.  The  lack of competition in the telecommunications

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.