Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I Dig "Dig Once"

There seems to be a bipartisan consensus involving certain legislative measures that are designed to speed up deployment of broadband. This article in Roll Call highlights come of them, including HR 3805, the so-called "Dig Once" bill:

"So far, the bill that appears to have the most momentum is HR 3805, the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act, designed to expand high-speed Internet access by requiring states to consider installing broadband conduits at the same time federally funded highway projects are under construction.

Lawmakers hope the so-called dig-once legislation would save money and encourage broadband investments by reducing the costs for providers to put more cables underground."

This measure is reasonable and should be advanced quickly.