Bill Ties Broadband Conduits To Federal Highway Projects

Law360, Washington (October 8, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of senators announced legislation Thursday that would tie broadband infrastructure deployment to federal highway projects by promoting what they call a “dig once” policy.

U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Cory Gardner, R-Colo., have introduced the Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act, which they say will promote the simultaneous installation of underground broadband conduits during federal transportation projects. The legislation would ensure that states install the conduits as part of projects that involve constructing a new highway or adding an additional lane or shoulder.

“This critical bipartisan legislation would help improve the deployment of...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS