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Broadband Internet Service (Support)

CS/CS/SB 1560 (Ausley) and HB 1339 (Goff-Marcil) expand the duties of the Florida Office of Broadband within the Department of Economic Opportunity. The bills expand the Office’s local technology planning teams’ duties to focus on rural, unserved and underserved areas. CS/CS/SB 1560 creates the Broadband Opportunity Program, administered by the Office, to award grants for the expansion of broadband Internet service in unserved and underserved areas of Florida. The program is subject to appropriation. (Hughes)