U.S. Senator Jerry Moran joins other members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to introduce new broadband legislation.
The Network Equipment Transparency Act was introduced yesterday. It's a bipartisan bill to increase broadband supply chain transparency through the Federal Communications Commission in order to ensure an on-time rollout of federal broadband programs. As federal broadband programs increase the need for high-speed, reliable, and accessible networks, the bill would help identify supply chain issues so they can be addressed sooner.
Specifically, the bill would require the FCC’s Communications Marketplace Report to describe to Congress the impact of supply chain disruptions on the timely completion or deployment of broadband infrastructure projects.
The full text of the legislation can be found here.