The United States House of Representatives recently passed the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act, H.R. 4229. This Farm Bureau-supported bipartisan and comprehensive bill would improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps and better direct federal funds for broadband build out.

H.R. 4229 is similar to S. 1822, the Broadband DATA Act, which the American Farm Bureau Federation also supports on behalf of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation and other states. S. 1822 was passed out of committee and is awaiting consideration on the Senate floor.