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DOT/FHWA RIN: 2125-AF92 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Broadband Infrastructure Deployment 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would implement section 607 of the Mobile Now Act, as included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. L. No. 115-141). Section 607 directs the Secretary of Transportation to promulgate regulations to ensure that each State that receives funds under chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code (U.S.C.), meets certain requirements to facilitate the installation of broadband infrastructure. The requirements include broadband consultation among the State department of transportation and appropriate State agencies and a requirement that a State that chooses to provide for the installation of broadband infrastructure in the right-of-way of a Federal-aid highway project under this regulation carry out any appropriate measures to ensure that any existing broadband infrastructure entities are not disadvantaged, as compared to other broadband infrastructure entities, with respect to the program under this regulation.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 23 CFR 645   
Legal Authority: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, Pub. L. No. 115-141 (47 U.S.C. 1504)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/13/2020  85 FR 49328   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/14/2020 
Final Rule  02/00/2021 
Final Action Effective  03/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Julie Johnston
Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202-591-5858
Email: julie.johnston@dot.gov