Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session


HB 2747: broadband; fiber optic services; committee

Sponsor:  Representative Andrade, LD 29

Committee on Commerce


Creates the Broadband and Fiber Optic Services Study Committee (Committee)


Broadband service is defined as providing access and transport to the internet, computer processing, information storage or protocol conversion at a rate of at least one megabit per second in either the upstream or downstream direction, as established by the Federal Communications Commission. Broadband service does not include information content or service applications provided over the access service or any intrastate service that was subject to a tariff (A.R.S. § 28-7381).


1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteEstablishes the 5-member Committee and outlines the Committee membership. (Sec. 1)

2.   Directs the Committee to determine the status of broadband and fiber optic services in Arizona by addressing at least the following issues:

a)   Access issues;

b)   Communities in which insufficient telecommunications service has caused social or economic impacts;

c)   Communities with local franchises have not been complied;

d)   Communities where broadband or fiber optic service is necessary for competition; and

e)   Affordable and adequate service. (Sec. 1)

3.   Instructs the Committee to submit a findings and recommendation report to the House of Representatives and send a copy to the Secretary of State. (Sec. 1)

4.   Terminates the Committee October 1, 2022. (Sec. 1)



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8.                     HB 2747

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