Menu

+ SHARE

Eshoo Applauds Passage of RAY BAUM’S Act

March 6th, 2018

FCC Reauthorization Bill Includes Two Eshoo Legislative Priorities that will Reduce Cost of Broadband Deployment and Improve 9-1-1 Call-Location Accuracy

WASHINGTON, D.C— As the House passed the RAY BAUM’S Act today to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced two major legislative wins in the final bill, including her bills ‘Dig Once’ and the RESPONSE Act.

“The RAY BAUM’s Act is the product of many long hours of hard work to achieve a bipartisan, bicameral compromise, and while no bill is perfect, this Act contains many solid policy advancements for digital communications in the 21st century,” Rep. Eshoo said. “I’m especially proud to see two pieces of legislation I’ve championed for many years included in this package.”

“Dig Once will make it easier for states and broadband providers to enter new and underserved markets by laying the broadband conduit during construction of roads. This will reduce costs drastically and increase access for communities across the country,” Eshoo continued.

“The RESPONSE Act will provide first responders with the precise location of a 9-1-1 caller, whether they’re on the 20th floor of a hotel or the 30th story of an office building. Every second counts in lives saved during emergencies, and location technology is essential for first responders to save the lives of those in danger.”

Background

Eshoo’s ‘Dig Once’ policy mandates the inclusion of broadband conduit—plastic pipes which house fiber-optic communications cable—during the construction of any road receiving federal funding. This practice will eliminate the need to dig up recently-paved roads to expand broadband infrastructure, significantly reducing the cost of increasing Internet access to underserved communities across the country.

The RESPONSE Act requires the FCC to conclude a proceeding requiring all 9-1-1 calls, including those made from Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MTS) to provide first responders with the precise location of a 9-1-1 caller. This will ensure that anyone dialing 9-1-1 from a MTS, commonly found in office buildings and hotels, will have their specific location sent to first responders.

###

 

Get Updates from Anna

How Can Anna Help You?

In this section, you will find information on the many ways my office can help you and your family. Below is a list of the issues we commonly address. If you cannot find what you're looking for, please either email me or call my Palo Alto District Office and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.

Anna's Voting Record

View All

Thomas Bill Search

@RepAnnaEshoo

Proud to pass H.R. 3 to #LowerDrugCostsNow. My floor speech on this historic legislation: https://t.co/i7p2yA9z6P

December 12th, 2019

@RepAnnaEshoo

Proud to pass H.R. 3 to #LowerDrugCostsNow. My floor speech on this historic legislation: https://t.co/GsMdAd1N8T

@RepAnnaEshoo

RT @HouseDemocrats: Today, @HouseIntel and @HouseJudiciary committees will present to the American people its evidence on the Impeachment I…

December 9th, 2019

@RepAnnaEshoo

RT @EnergyCommerce: Wondering why we need #SafeCosmetics reform NOW? Please turn your attention to examples A-F: https://t.co/nZKWyHrbH5

December 5th, 2019

@RepAnnaEshoo

RT @HouseDemocrats: The Next Phase of Public Hearings of the Presidential Impeachment Inquiry https://t.co/RRkXT3UGqz

December 4th, 2019

@RepAnnaEshoo

The application deadline for spring internships in my Palo Alto and Washington, D.C. offices is December 7th. Colle… https://t.co/MXKuHBXzec

December 2nd, 2019

Text SizeA A A