Broadband legislation on the move

Besides the voting to extend the Internet tax moratorium, folks in Congress have been busy on at least two other broadband-related issues this week. First, the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed The Broadband Census of America Act, which hasn't garnered many headlines thus far but could encourage better broadband penetration by making data on broadband deployments, availability and access rates more readily available. Meanwhile, the Senate Commerce Committee approved the Community Broadband Act, which would encourage greater partnership between municipalities and broadband technology firms.

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