In June 2021, Los Altos Hills Community Fiber was mentioned in the Congressional record and specially recognized by Representative Anna Eshoo of California’s 18th Congressional district as a model community broadband project to emulate. One of the bills that she has been working to develop and support is H.R. 1631 – The Community Broadband Act of 2021.
H.R. 1631 Definition:
This bill prohibits states from blocking the provision of broadband by public providers, public-private partnership providers, or cooperatively organized providers. Further, public providers and state or local entities participating in a partnership must administer applicable ordinances and rules without discrimination against competing private providers.
Anna Eshoo wanted to highlight two community broadband projects in her district and one project she selected was Los Altos Hills Community Fiber. (click on image below to see full congressional record entry)
Anna Eshoo and Senator Booker have carried this item over from the 114th congress and continue to work this legislation through Congress. They highly support community owned and operated broadband networks.