senate Bill S4878B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the public service commission to review broadband and fiber optic services within the state

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 23, 2021 amended on third reading 4878b
Mar 22, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 18, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 17, 2021 1st report cal.600
Feb 25, 2021 print number 4878a
Feb 25, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to energy and telecommunications
Feb 17, 2021 referred to energy and telecommunications

Votes

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Mar 17, 2021 - Energy and Telecommunications committee Vote

S4878A
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: Mar 17, 2021

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S4878 - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8805

S4878 - Summary

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

S4878 - Sponsor Memo

S4878 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4878
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RYAN  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on  Energy  and  Telecommuni-
   cations
 
 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.
                                                            LBD09831-01-1

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S4878A - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8805

S4878A - Summary

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

S4878A - Sponsor Memo

S4878A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4878--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RYAN, HINCHEY, SEPULVEDA -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Energy
   and  Telecommunications -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  directing  the
   public service commission to review 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 more granular  and adequate broadband mapping is an essential  next
 step  in  continuing   the progress of expanding access to high-quality,
 affordable broadband  access in New York State. The New  York  Broadband
 Program has  helped expand broadband service to hundreds of thousands of
 previously    underserved  New Yorkers. However, many still lack access.
 Due to a lack  of comprehensive data, measuring the true extent of  this
 problem  has  been hampered by the limitations of federal data on broad-
 band access.   More accurate and  comprehensive  data  is  necessary  to
 complete the  State's work in ensuring truly universal broadband access.
   §  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.
                                                            LBD09831-02-1

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S4878B (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Public Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add §224-c, Pub Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8805

S4878B (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4878B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4878B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4878--B
     Cal. No. 600
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 17, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. RYAN, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BORRELLO, GALLIVAN, HINCHEY,
   JORDAN, MAY, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS, STEC -- read twice and ordered print-
   ed,  and  when  printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and
   Telecommunications --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
   reprinted  as  amended  and  recommitted to said committee -- reported
   favorably from said committee, ordered to  first  and  second  report,
   ordered  to  a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining
   its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the public service law, in  relation  to  directing  the
   public service commission to review 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 more granular and adequate broadband mapping is an  essential  next
 step  in  continuing  the  progress of expanding access to high-quality,
 affordable broadband  access in New York state. The New  York  Broadband
 Program has  helped expand broadband service to hundreds of thousands of
 previously    underserved  New Yorkers. However, many still lack access.
 Due to a lack  of comprehensive data, measuring the true extent of  this
 problem  has  been hampered by the limitations of federal data on broad-
 band access. More  accurate  and  comprehensive  data  is  necessary  to
 complete the state's work in ensuring truly universal broadband access.
   §  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:
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD09831-03-1

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