Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session

House: COM DPA 9-1-0-0

HB 2747: broadband; fiber optic services; committee

Sponsor:  Representative Andrade, LD 29

House Engrossed


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 which 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.   Requires the Committee to consult with policy experts for recommendations related to prioritizing resources to identified communities in need of new or increased broadband and fiber optic services.

4.   Instructs the Committee, by December 31, 2021, to submit a findings and recommendation report to the House of Representatives and send a copy to the Secretary of State. (Sec. 1)

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



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9.                     HB 2747

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