Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act Introduced in U.S. Senate

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Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) have introduced the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2018 (S. 2418) in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan legislation directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish a national standard for determining whether mobile and broadband services in rural areas are “reasonably comparable” to service provided in urban areas. S. 2418 has been referred to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for consideration. Similar legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives last year by Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) and David McKinley (R-WV).

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