Charleston, W.Va. - A bill to establish the Wireless Technology Business Property Valuation Act passed its first hurdle.
Delegate Gary Howell, R-Mineral, introduced House Bill 2379 to help rural communities in West Virginia.
The bill is a variation of a wireless broadband bill, helping those who live in the outlying parts of the state and giving them tangible access to broadband and cell services. The bill makes it more cost effective for broadband and cellular companies to invest in wireless technology.
Delegate Howell says “the purpose of the bill is to continue to expand Internet access and cell services to our state’s residents, regardless of which corner of the state they live in.”
The bill was double referenced, making it out of the Judiciary committee and will now be examined in House Finance.
Howell said he hopes the legislation will continue to be tweaked and worked on as it goes through the committee process, and passes the House quickly.