- Eliminates the requirement that a local government hold an election before providing or before operating a facility to provide cable television, telecommunications, or broadband internet services to subscribers;
- Eliminates the requirement that a local government hold an election to enter into a private partnership to allow a private provider to use local government facilities in connection with the private provider offering cable television service, telecommunications service, broadband internet service, or middle mile infrastructure; and
- Specifies that a local government may provide middle mile infrastructure, which is broadband infrastructure that does not connect directly to an end-user location.
APPROVED by Governor May 1, 2023
EFFECTIVE May 1, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)