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2017 SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON
UTILITIES

 Agenda           Minutes            Report

Senate
Sen. Rob Olson, Chairperson
Sen. Tom Hawk
Sen. Mike Petersen

House
Rep. Joe Seiwert, Vice-chairperson
Rep. Randy Garber
Rep. Annie Kuether
Rep. Mark Schreiber

Kansas Legislative Research Dept.
Erica Haas
Heather O'Hara
James Fisher


Office of Revisor of Statutes
Matt Sterling
Nick Myers


STUDY TOPIC

Study and Make Recommendations Regarding Rural Broadband    Deployment

     The Committee is directed to identify ways to get broadband services deployed to all Kansans at affordable rates, including, but not limited to, discussion of the following topics:

  • Consider incentives for broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas of the state;

  • Consider whether guidelines should exist regarding overbuilding an existing provider in order to reach and affordably serve unserved and underserved Kansans;

  • Define unserved and underserved in terms of broadband speeds, affordability, length of time a digital divide between urban and rural areas should exist because advanced delivery technologies are not installed;

  • Establish what technologies should be supported as appropriate to deliver reliable, affordable broadband in Kansas; and

  • Identify what actions the state can take to facilitate development of competitive broadband markets in rural areas, including incentives for partnerships between communities, rural electric cooperatives, incumbent providers, and alternative providers.

Approved Meeting Days: 2 days


2017 Interim Information
Approved Topics Memo
Approved Days Listing
Interim Calendar
Interim Committee Membership
Committee Reports to the 2018 Legislature
Committee Reports to the 2018 Legislature-Supplement

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