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AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Broadband Advisory Council Act.
Legislative findings and purpose.
Assembly finds as follows:
(1) a goal of the State of Illinois is to make
available to its citizens affordable, reliable, and
state-of-the-art Internet communications through the
expansion, extension, and general availability of
broadband services and technology, and to encourage the
adoption of broadband by all citizens;
(2) that, although broadband access has been extended
to many areas of the State, many rural areas remain
unserved and, although many neighborhoods in urban and
suburban areas have broadband options, some urban
neighborhoods remain unserved;
(3) that fair and equitable access to 21st century
technology is essential to (A) maximize the functionality
of educational resources and educational facilities that
enable our children and adults to receive the best of
future teaching and learning, (B) civic engagement, (C)