Thirty-eight states and Puerto Rico have pending legislation addressing broadband in issue areas such as educational institutions and schools, dig once, funding, governance authorities and commissions, infrastructure, municipal-run broadband networks, rural and underserved communities, smart communities and taxes.
At least 42 states and Puerto Rico introduced or considered more than 300 bills or resolutions that deal significantly with cybersecurity. One of the areas seeing the most legislative activity include measures requiring government agencies to implement training or specific types of security policies and practices.
An increasing number of states operate from the presumption that non-sensitive government data should be made freely available and usable for the public. Fewer than half the states, however, have laws that outline a specific approach and commitment to open data.
More than 25 state legislatures have enacted small cell legislation that streamlines regulations to facilitate the deployment of 5G small cells. This page summarizes 2021 state legislation regarding fifth generation (5G) and small cell wireless infrastructure.
The Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce has jurisdiction over state-federal relations with regard to electronic commerce, banking, insurance, securities and other financial services issues, interstate commerce and taxation of electronic transactions, telecommunications and interstate business activity taxes.
State legislatures are working to improve the operations of public emergency communication services for today's digital mobile society. This webpage provides access to NCSL’s 911 legislation database, as well as year-end summaries of enacted 911 legislation dating back to 2011.