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Broadband Internet (Support)

CS/SB 2004 (Burgess) requires the Florida Office of Broadband’s strategic plan to include short-term and long-term goals for increasing the availability of and access to broadband internet service in this state. The bill requires the updated plan to be submitted to the governor, the chief justice of the Supreme Court and the Legislature by June 30, 2022, and updated biennially. The bill as amended appropriates $1.4 million in nonrecurring funds for fiscal year 2021-2022 for the purpose of commissioning a broadband feasibility study. (Hughes)