HB 431 – FIBER NC Act

HB 431 – FIBER NC Act

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Josh Dobson (R-Avery), Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett), Rep. John Szoka (R-Cumberland), Rep. Kevin Corbin (R-Cherokee)

Bill Summary

This bill would foster infrastructure for broadband expansion by authorizing counties and cities to build and lease facilities/equipment of broadband services.

The goal of this bill is to invest in local economies, provide educational and career opportunities, modernize farming technologies, and provide improved health opportunities.

NCMS is supportive of this due to the ability of this infrastructure to enhance telemedicine capability particularly in rural areas.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on March 21, 2019.

Committee Referrals:

  • Energy and Public Utilities – withdrawn April 2, 2019
  • State and Local Government –
    • A proposed committee substitute passed with a vote of 13-9  on August 7, 2019.
  • Finance
  • Rules

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