Telecommunications and Information Technology


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Broadband 2021 Legislation

Forty-seven states, D.C. 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.


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Cybersecurity Legislation 2021

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.

Save The Date 2021


Telecommunications and Information Technology


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Open Data Laws and Policies

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.


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Mobile 5G and Small Cell 2021 Legislation

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.


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Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce

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.


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State 911 Resources

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.