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2019 Statute


75-7223. Same; purpose of act; program limitations. (a) The purpose of this act is to provide for a broadband technology-based program to facilitate use of broadband technology-based video communication for distance learning and telemedicine by schools, libraries and hospitals.

(b) To carry out the purpose of this act, the state board of regents may contract in accordance with this act for goods and services necessary to administer such program.

(c) The program shall not provide for: (1) Impairment of any existing contract for the provision of telecommunications services or internet services to any school, library or hospital; (2) state ownership or construction of any network facilities other than those owned or being constructed by the state on the effective date of this act; (3) switched voice access, except to the extent switched access is being provided by state-owned, leased or operated facilities as of the effective date of this act; (4) transmission of voice over internet or voice over internet protocol, except to the extent necessary to facilitate interactive two-way video; (5) content; or (6) use of the program for purposes inconsistent with the purposes of this act.

History: L. 2001, ch. 136, § 3; L. 2008, ch. 133, § 1; L. 2012, ch. 173, § 5; June 7.

2022. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2022-08-12T03:48:10. Head Rev No: 593009(E)