senate Bill S8805

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status Via A6679 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.869
substituted for s8805
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a6679c
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading cal.869
Jul 17, 2020 referred to rules

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S8805 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6679
Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A7912

S8805 (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.

S8805 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8805 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8805

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 17, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  METZGER, MAY, GALLIVAN, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI,
  BORRELLO, BOYLE,  BROOKS,  CARLUCCI,  GAUGHRAN,  GOUNARDES,  HARCKHAM,
  HELMING,  HOYLMAN,  JACKSON,  JORDAN, KAMINSKY, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU,
  MARTINEZ, MAYER, MYRIE, ORTT, PARKER, PERSAUD, RIVERA, SALAZAR,  SAVI-
  NO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed 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
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
and  social  impact  particularly  in  rural  and  other underserved and
unserved communities.
  § 3. 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. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
THIS SECTION:
  (A) THE TERM "SERVED" MEANS ANY LOCATION WITH AT  LEAST  TWO  INTERNET
SERVICE  PROVIDERS  AND  AT  LEAST  ONE  SUCH PROVIDER OFFERS HIGH-SPEED
INTERNET SERVICE.
  (B) THE TERM "UNDERSERVED" MEANS ANY LOCATION WHICH HAS FEWER THAN TWO
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR HAS INTERNET SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 25  MEGA-

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

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