A bill to require the Secretary of Commerce to conduct an assessment and analysis of the effects of broadband deployment and adoption on the economy of the United States, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate
Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act of 2017

This bill requires the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the Department of
Commerce to assess, and submit a report regarding, the effects on the U.S.
economy of the deployment and adoption of broadband Internet Protocol-based
transmission services that enable users to send and receive voice, video, data,
or graphics. In conducting the assessment, the BEA must: (1) consider
employment, job creation, business headcount, online commerce, income, education
and distance learning, telehealth, telework, agriculture, population growth and
density, broadband speed, and geography; and (2) consult with other government
agencies, businesses, rural and urban Internet service and telecommunications
infrastructure providers, and consumer and community organizations.



  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

    Mar 15th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Mar 15th, 2017