SRES.157 - A Resolution Expressing The Sense Of The Senate That Telephone Service Must Be Improved In Rural Areas Of The United States And That No Entity May Unreasonably Discriminate Against Telephone Users In Those Areas.

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12/19/2013--Reported to Senate amended. Expresses the sense of the Senate that: (1) all communications service providers must appropriately complete telephone calls to all areas of the United States regardless of the technology used by such providers; (2) no entity may unreasonably discriminate against communications service in rural areas; and (3) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should pursue violators of FCC rules, impose enforcement actions to discourage uncompleted telephone calls and unreasonable discrimination, and establish a definitive solution to discrimination against communications service in rural areas.

Placed On Senate Legislative Calendar Under General Orders. Calendar No. 276.
December 19th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Committee On Commerce, Science, And Transportation. Reported By Senator Rockefeller With An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute And With A Preamble. With Written Report No. 113-130.
December 19th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Committee On Commerce, Science, And Transportation. Ordered To Be Reported With An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute Favorably.
July 30th 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The Committee On Commerce, Science, And Transportation.
May 23rd 2013 @ 12:00 AM

A Resolution expressing the sense of the senate that telephone service must be improved in rural areas of the United States and that no entity may unreasonably discriminate against telephone users in those areas. 

Allison Glatfelter, Senior Analyst
Saturday January 4th 2014

S.Res.157 vocalizes Senate concern about rural call time competition fairness.  The resolution asks call providers to work to complete calls to all parts of the country regardless of location and technology used by providers and that there can be no discrimination against rural area service.  Finally S.Res.157 asks that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enforce already existing rules and look for a permanent solution to eliminate rural call time discrimination.

Allison Glatfelter, Senior Analyst
Saturday January 4th 2014
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