SB 547 – FIBER NC Act

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Michael Lazzara (R-Jones, Onslow); Sen. Kevin Corbin (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain); Sen. Kirk deViere (D-Cumberland)


This bill:

  • Authorizes counties and cities to build facilities or equipment of broadband services for the purpose of leasing the facilities or equipment to one or more lessees who are not a governmental unit.
  • Requires counties and cities to conduct a feasibility study to determine needs and available resources and perform other specified activities prior to beginning construction of facilities or equipment of broadband services.
  • Requires any lease by a city for facilities and equipment of a broadband service to comply with a list of specified requirements.


Filed – 4/5/2021