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munications Commission, shall instruct the United States signatory to Intelsat to ensure that sufficient documentation, including documentation regarding revenues and costs, is provided by Intelsat so as to verify that such rates are in fact cost-based.
(B) To the maximum extent possible, such documentation will be made available to interested parties on a timely basis.
(3) Pursuant to the consultation under paragraph (1) and taking the steps prescribed in paragraph (2) to provide documentation, the United States shall support an appropriate modification to article V(d) of the Intelsat Agreement to accomplish the purpose described in paragraph (1).
(d) CONGRESSIONAL CONSULTATION.—In the event that, after United States consultation with Intelsat for the purposes of coordination under article XIV(d) of the Intelsat Agreement for the establishment of a separate international telecommunications satellite system, the Assembly of Parties of Intelsat fails to recommend such a separate system, and the President determines to pursue the establishment of a separate system notwithstanding the Assembly's failure to approve such system, the Secretary of State, after consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, shall submit to the Congress a detailed report which shall set forth
(1) the foreign policy reasons for the President's determination, and
(2) a plan for minimizing any negative effects of the President's action on Intelsat and on United States foreign policy interests.
(e) NOTIFICATION TO FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.—In the event the Secretary of State submits a report under subsection (d), the Secretary, 60 calendar days after the receipt by the Congress of such report, shall notify the Federal Communications Commission as to whether the United States obligations under article XIV(d) of the Intelsat Agreement have been met.
(f) IMPLEMENTATION.-In implementing the provisions of this section, the Secretary of State shall act in accordance with Executive order 12046.
(g) DEFINITION.–For the purposes of this section, the term "separate international telecommunications satellite system" or "separate system” means a system of one or more telecommunications satellites separate from the Intelsat space segment which is established to provide international telecommunications services between points within the United States and points outside the United States, except that such term shall not include any satellite or system of satellites established
(1) primarily for domestic telecommunications purposes and which incidentally provides services on an ancillary basis to points outside the jurisdiction of the United States but within the western hemisphere, or
(2) solely for unique governmental purposes.
ANTI-DRUG ABUSE ACT OF 1986 1
SEC. 3451. (47 U.S.C. 312a) COMMUNICATIONS.
The Federal Communications Commission may revoke any private operator's license issued to any person under the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) who is found to have willfully used said license for the purpose of distributing, or assisting in the distribution of, any controlled substance in violation of any provision of Federal law. In addition, the Federal Communications Commission may, upon the request of an appropriate Federal law enforcement agency, assist in the enforcement of Federal law prohibiting the use or distribution of any controlled substance where communications equipment within the jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission under the Communications Act of 1934 is willfully being used for purposes of distributing, or assisting in the distribution of, any such substance.
1 Public Law 99-570, 100 Stat. 3207–103, Oct. 27, 1986.
TITLE VI OF THE RURAL ELECTRIFICATION ACT OF 1936
TITLE VI-RURAL BROADBAND ACCESS
SEC. 601. [7 U.S.C. 950bb) ACCESS TO BROADBAND TELECOMMUNI
CATIONS SERVICES IN RURAL AREAS. (a) PURPOSE.—The purpose of this section is to provide loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of the construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment for broadband service in eligible rural communities. (b) DEFINITIONS.-In this section:
(1) BROADBAND SERVICE.—The term "broadband service” means any technology identified by the Secretary as having the capacity to transmit data to enable a subscriber to the service to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video.
(2) ELIGIBLE RURAL COMMUNITY.—The term ‘eligible rural community means any area of the United States that is not contained in an incorporated city or town with a population in excess of 20,000 inhabitants. (c) LOANS AND LOAN GUARANTEES.—
(1) IN GENERAL.- The Secretary shall make or guarantee loans to eligible entities described in subsection (d) to provide funds for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment for the provision of broadband service in eligible rural communities.
(2) PRIORITY.-In making or guaranteeing loans under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give priority to eligible rural communities in which broadband service is not available to residential customers. (d) ELIGIBLE ENTITIES. —
(1) IN GENERAL.—To be eligible to obtain a loan or loan guarantee under this section, an entity shall
(A) have the ability to furnish, improve, or extend a broadband service to an eligible rural community; and
(B) submit to the Secretary a proposal for a project that meets the requirements of this section.
(2) STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.-A State or local government (including any agency, subdivision, or instrumentality thereof (including consortia thereof)) shall be eligible for a loan or loan guarantee under this section to provide broadband services to an eligible rural community only if, not later than 90 days after the Administrator has promulgated regulations to carry out this section, no other eligible entity is already offering, or has committed to offer, broadband services to the eligible rural community.
(3) SUBSCRIBER LINES.-An entity shall not be eligible to obtain a loan or loan guarantee under this section if the entity serves more than 2 percent of the telephone subscriber lines installed in the aggregate in the United States.
(e) BROADBAND SERVICE.—The Secretary shall, from time to time as advances in technology warrant, review and recommend modifications of rate-of-data transmission criteria for purposes of the identification of broadband service technologies under subsection (b)(1).
(f) TECHNOLOGICAL NEUTRALITY.-For purposes of determining whether or not to make a loan or loan guarantee for a project under this section, the Secretary shall use criteria that are technologically neutral.
(g) TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR LOANS AND LOAN GUARANTEES.-Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a loan or loan guarantee under subsection (c) shall
(1) bear interest at an annual rate of, as determined by the Secretary
(A) in the case of a direct loan
(i) the cost of borrowing to the Department of the Treasury for obligations of comparable maturity; or
(ii) 4 percent; and (B) in the case of a guaranteed loan, the current applicable market rate for a loan of comparable maturity; and
(2) have a term not to exceed the useful life of the assets constructed, improved, or acquired with the proceeds of the loan or extension of credit.
(h) USE OF LOAN PROCEEDS TO REFINANCE LOANS FOR DEPLOYMENT OF BROADBAND SERVICE.-Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the proceeds of any loan made or guaranteed by the Secretary under this Act may be used by the recipient of the loan for the purpose of refinancing an outstanding obligation of the recipient on another telecommunications loan made under this Act if the use of the proceeds for that purpose will further the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment for the provision of broadband service in eligible rural communities.
(i) REPORTS.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, and biennially thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report that
(1) describes how the Administrator determines under subsection (a (1) that a service enables a subscriber to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video; and
(2) provides a detailed list of services that have been granted assistance under this section. (j) FUNDING.
(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation, the Secretary shall make available to carry out this section
(A) $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2002 through 2005, to remain available until expended; and
(B) $10,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 and 2007, to remain available until expended. (2) TELEVISION FUNDS. —
(A) IN GENERAL.-The Secretary shall be entitled to receive, shall accept, and shall use to carry out this section, without further appropriation any funds made available under section 1011(a)(2)(B) of the Launching Our Communities' Access to Local Television Act of 2000 (47 U.S.C. 1109(a)(2)(B)).
(B) USE OF TELEVISION FUNDS.—The Secretary shall use any funds received under subparagraph (A) in equal amounts for each remaining fiscal year on receipt of the funds (including the fiscal year of receipt) through fiscal year 2007.
(3) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—In addition to funds otherwise made available under this subsection, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as necessary to carry out this section for each of fiscal years 2003 through 2007. (4) ALLOCATION OF FUNDS.
(A) IN GENERAL.–From amounts made available for each fiscal year under this subsection, the Secretary shall
(i) establish a national reserve for loans and loan guarantees to eligible entities in States under this section; and
(ii) allocate amounts in the reserve to each State for each fiscal year for loans and loan guarantees to eligible entities in the State.
(B) AMOUNT.-The amount of an allocation made to a State for a fiscal year under subparagraph (A) shall bear the same ratio to the amount of allocations made for all States for the fiscal year as the number of communities with a population of 2,500 inhabitants or less in the State bears to the number of communities with a population of 2,500 inhabitants or less in all States, as determined on the basis of the latest available census.
(C) UNOBLIGATED AMOUNTS.-Any amounts in the reserve established for a State for a fiscal year under subparagraph (B) that are not obligated by April 1 of the fiscal year shall be available to the Secretary to make loans and loan guarantees under this section to eligible entities
in any State, as determined by the Secretary. (k) TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY. —No loan or loan guarantee may be made under this section after September 30, 2007.