S. 1492 - Broadband Data Improvement Act

Telecommunication. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to update the definition of advanced telecommunications and study the quality and demographics of telecommunications services provided in the United States. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
3 proposed amendments. 3 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on September 26, 2008.

Broadband Data Improvement Act

S. 1492 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
This bill requires the Federal Communications Commission to update the definition of advanced telecommunications and study the quality and demographics of telecommunications services provided in the United States. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to improve the quality of federal and state data regarding the availability and quality of broadband services and to promote the deployment of affordable broadband services to all parts of the Nation.
Other Titles
  • Broadband Data Improvement Act
  • Broadband Data Improvement Act
  • Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act
  • Broadband Data Improvement Act
  • Broadband Data Improvement Act
  • Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act
  • Broadband Data Improvement Act
  • Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act
Sponsor
Daniel K. Inouye
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Telecommunication
  • Administrative procedure
  • Broadband
  • Budgets
  • Business
  • Congress
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Demography
  • Executive departments
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Government information
  • Government paperwork
  • Governmental investigations
  • Grants-in-aid
  • Independent regulatory commissions
  • Internet
  • Law
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Small business
  • Social services
  • Standards
  • Surveys
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication rates
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Major Actions
Introduced5/24/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (3 proposed)
Passed Senate9/26/2008
Passed House9/29/2008
Signed by President10/10/2008
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 5664 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/26/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 5665 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/26/2008PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.9/26/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Markey amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.9/29/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn passage Passed without objection.9/29/2008PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/24/2007
5/24/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6860)
5/24/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Put on a legislative calendar7/19/2007Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
10/24/2007Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Inouye with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 110-204.
Put on a legislative calendar10/24/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 441.
9/16/2008Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Hearings held.
9/26/2008Amendment SA 5664 proposed by Senator Whitehouse for Senator Inouye.
select this voteVote9/26/2008Amendment SA 5664 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
9/26/2008Amendment SA 5665 proposed by Senator Whitehouse for Senator Inouye to Amendment SA 5664.
select this voteVote9/26/2008Amendment SA 5665 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
9/26/2008Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
9/26/2008The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/26/2008Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
9/27/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
9/27/2008Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
9/27/2008Received in the House.
9/29/2008Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Markey.
select this voteVote9/29/2008On agreeing to the Markey amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
9/29/2008Mr. Markey asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
9/29/2008Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.
9/29/2008Considered by unanimous consent.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage9/29/2008On passage Passed without objection.
Presented to President9/30/2008Cleared for White House.
9/30/2008Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate bill.
9/30/2008Senate agreed to the House amendments by Unanimous Consent.
10/01/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President10/02/2008Presented to President.
Enacted10/10/2008Became Public Law No: 110-385.
Signed10/10/2008Signed by President.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 5664Inouye, Daniel [D-HI]September 26, 2008Passed by voice vote on September 25, 2008.

In the nature of a substitute.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 5665Inouye, Daniel [D-HI]September 26, 2008Passed by voice vote on September 25, 2008.

To make technical and minor changes to the substitute amendment.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 1189Markey, Edward [D-MA]September 29, 2008Passed by voice vote on September 29, 2008.

Amendment made technical and clarifying changes.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

29 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Broadband Data Improvement Act: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

29 organizations supported this bill

American Association of People With Disabilities
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
American Library Association
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
AT&T
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Cablevision Systems
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Charter Communications
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Children's Partnership
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Comcast
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Communications Workers of America
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Connected Nation
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Cox Communications
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
EDUCAUSE
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Information Technology Industry Council
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
National Association of Counties
(n.d.). National Association of Counties; "Legislative Bulletin"; 7/19/2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
National Farmers Union
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
National Grange
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
National Rural Health Association
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Open Internet Coalition
(n.d.). Open Internet Coalition; "Open Internet Coalition Asks Congress to Support S. 1492, the Broadband Data Improvement Act"; 6-19-2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Qwest Communications
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Time Warner Cable
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
U.S. Cattlemen's Association
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
United States Telecom Association
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Verizon Communications
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
Windstream Communications
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.
WTA Advocates for Rural Broadband
undersigned (2008, July 11). Joint Letter on Broadband Legislation S 1492. Retrieved August 8, 2014, from CWA.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$55,550$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$103,532$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$2,500$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$81,150$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$280,182$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$108,777$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$46,718$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$43,550$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$82,841$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$111,517$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$192,036$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$146,400$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$115,565$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$46,199$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$202,222$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$70,300$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$179,598$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$126,249$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$95,076$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$189,150$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$298,425$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$813,689$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$61,973$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$71,400$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$207,945$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$106,695$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$120,362$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$99,400$0Yes
John CornynRTX$399,622$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$51,300$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$65,320$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$166,462$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$149,741$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$110,960$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$47,650$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$263,314$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$213,225$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$276,338$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$52,751$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$71,361$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$129,442$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$111,009$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$161,350$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$66,500$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$51,115$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$180,832$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$147,827$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$242,685$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$71,329$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$140,061$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$91,150$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$132,165$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$130,814$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$91,711$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$151,849$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$189,450$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$166,659$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$182,500$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$168,691$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$76,260$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$160,808$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$257,276$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$63,150$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$113,009$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$102,750$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$159,320$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$231,329$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$256,600$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$124,650$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$129,800$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$147,560$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$311,156$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$289,316$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$353,321$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$225,496$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$58,606$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$258,667$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$140,936$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$339,686$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$376,265$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$82,350$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$153,600$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$68,850$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$66,340$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$265,509$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$77,500$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$415,506$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$155,357$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$237,565$0Yes
John SununuRNH$243,489$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$127,276$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$122,586$0Yes
David VitterRLA$128,342$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$53,135$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$71,145$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$81,800$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$134,069$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$149,188$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$55,550$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$103,532$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$2,500$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$81,150$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$280,182$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$108,777$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$46,718$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$43,550$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$82,841$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$111,517$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$192,036$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$146,400$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$115,565$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$46,199$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$202,222$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$70,300$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$179,598$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$126,249$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$95,076$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$189,150$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$298,425$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$813,689$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$61,973$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$71,400$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$207,945$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$106,695$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$120,362$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$99,400$0Yes
John CornynRTX$399,622$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$51,300$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$65,320$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$166,462$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$149,741$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$110,960$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$47,650$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$263,314$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$213,225$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$276,338$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$52,751$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$71,361$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$129,442$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$111,009$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$161,350$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$66,500$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$51,115$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$180,832$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$147,827$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$242,685$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$71,329$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$140,061$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$91,150$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$132,165$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$130,814$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$91,711$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$151,849$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$189,450$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$166,659$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$182,500$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$168,691$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$76,260$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$160,808$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$257,276$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$63,150$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$113,009$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$102,750$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$159,320$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$231,329$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$256,600$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$124,650$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$129,800$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$147,560$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$311,156$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$289,316$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$353,321$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$225,496$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$58,606$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$258,667$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$140,936$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$339,686$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$376,265$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$82,350$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$153,600$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$68,850$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$66,340$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$265,509$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$77,500$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$415,506$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$155,357$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$237,565$0Yes
John SununuRNH$243,489$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$127,276$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$122,586$0Yes
David VitterRLA$128,342$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$53,135$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$71,145$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$81,800$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$134,069$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$149,188$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Cable & satellite TV production & distribution$3,660,143
Telephone utilities$3,142,398
Livestock$1,626,707
Telecommunications$1,564,277
Computer manufacture & services$1,098,579
Children's rights$869,145
IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$552,750
Health & welfare policy$515,981
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$459,490
Education$443,309
Farm organizations & cooperatives$392,592
Communications & hi-tech unions$350,290
Chambers of commerce$289,984
Agriculture$185,007
Communications & Electronics$173,300
Human Rights$19,800
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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