HB 476 – Broadband Consumer Protection

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Ben Moss, Jr. (R-Montgomery, Richmond, Stanly); Rep. Wayne Sasser (R-Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly); Rep. Raymond Smith, Jr. (D-Sampson, Wayne); Rep. Howard Penny, Jr. (R-Harnett)


This bill authorizes the Public Utilities Commission to oversee broadband services and directs the Commission to adopt rules and regulations necessary to implement effective oversight.

This bill also requires the Commission to conduct evaluations and audits of facilities and infrastructure used to provide broadband services with respect to areas of public safety, resiliency, and any other area the Commission deems relevant to achieve standards of resiliency, quality, public safety, and affordability.


Filed – 3/31/2021