Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and David McKinley (R-W.V.) are introducing a broadband bill today that would require broadband conduit to be included in the construction of roads built with federal funding. This legislation would set up a mandate for such roads to have plastic pipes that could hold fiber-optic communications cable. The bill, Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2018, also known as “Dig Once,” joins the bevy of broadband legislation that’s come out in the past few days.

Source: Politico Morning Tech

“Dig Once” should be provided in every General Plan prepared by County and City planners.  Every open ditch should have a conduit for future fiber networks.


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