Public Law 115-129: Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2017

By | February 12, 2018
Seal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Seal of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Requires intermediate providers that offer the capability to transmit voice communications and signaling information from one destination to another, and that charge a rate to any other entity for such a transmission, to register with the FCC and comply with service quality standards to be established by the FCC.

Official Summary

Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law




Original sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]

Cosponsors: Sen. Thune, John [R-SD], Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT], Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME], Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA], Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA], Sen. Franken, Al [D-MN], Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD], Sen. McCaskill, Claire [D-MO]


Passed House by voice vote.

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Related bill:  HR 460 (Related bill)

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