US House of Representatives Pass Three Telecom Bills

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  1. The Understanding Cybersecurity of Mobile Networks Act, sponsored by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), requires the NTIA to examine the cybersecurity of mobile service networks and vulnerability to cyber attacks. The measure, which was first introduced in the House in April, 2021, was met with near unanimous approval.
  2. A second passed bill, the American Cybersecurity Literacy Act introduced in June, 2021, would require the NTIA to develop and conduct a cybersecurity literacy campaign to educate U.S. individuals about common cybersecurity risks and best practices. It also garnered close to a unanimous vote. Kinzinger, Eshoo, Marc Veasey (D-TX), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) are the bill’s sponsors. A companion law, backed by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD), was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee last week.
  3. The Future Networks Act, also approved in a landslide vote by the House, would require the FCC to establish a task force to investigate future uses of sixth generation (6G) wireless technology. It is sponsored by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, along with Reps. Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Lucy McBath (D-GA).