6. If the customer grants the opt-in approval required under subd. 2., a 5
broadband Internet access service provider shall make available a mechanism for 6
the customer to withdraw approval for participation in the financial incentive 7
program under this paragraph at any time.
8(7) Remedies and penalties
. (a) 1. A person or class of persons adversely 9
affected by a broadband Internet access service provider's violation of this section 10
has a claim for appropriate relief, including damages, injunctive relief, and 11
rescission and may bring an action in circuit court against the broadband Internet 12
access service provider.
2. Notwithstanding s. 814.04 (1), a person or class of persons entitled to relief 14
under subd. 1 may recover costs, disbursements, and reasonable attorney fees.
(b) 1. Any of the following may bring an action in circuit court in the name of 16
the state to restrain by temporary or permanent injunction any violation of this 17
a. The department.
b. The department of justice, after consulting with the department.
c. Any district attorney, upon informing the department.
2. Before entry of final judgment, the court may make any order or judgment 22
necessary to restore to any person any pecuniary loss suffered because of a violation 23
that is the subject of the action under subd. 1., if proof of the violation is submitted 24
to the satisfaction of the court.
(c) 1. For any violation of this section, the department of justice, after 2
consulting with the department, or the district attorney for the county where the 3
violation occurs, upon informing the department, may commence an action in the 4
name of the state to recover a forfeiture of not more than $50,000 for the first 5
violation and not more than $100,000 for each subsequent violation.
2. Each occasion that a broadband Internet access service provider uses, 7
discloses, or permits access to an individual customer's proprietary information in 8
violation of sub. (3) (a) or (b) constitutes a separate violation.”.
196.504 (1) (a) of the statutes is renumbered 196.504 (1) (ad), 11
and 196.504 (1) (ad) 2., as renumbered, is amended to read:
(ad) 2. A telecommunications utility
that has not received or
13applied for A-CAM or phase II support
196.504 (1) (aa) of the statutes is created to read:
(aa) “A-CAM support” means support for the deployment of voice 16
and broadband-capable networks from the federal Connect America Fund that is 17
made to telecommunications utilities regulated as rate-of-return carriers by the 18
federal communications commission and that is based on the federal 19
communications commission's Alternative Connect America Cost Model.
196.504 (1) (ab) of the statutes is created to read:
(ab) “Broadband infrastructure” means infrastructure for the 22
provision of broadband service at a minimum download speed of 25 megabits per 23
second and a minimum upload speed of 3 megabits per second.”.
196.504 (1) (ae) of the statutes is renumbered 196.504 (1) (ak).
196.504 (1) (ah) of the statutes is created to read:
(ah) “Phase II support” means the federal communications 6
commission's 2nd phase of support for rural broadband deployment from the federal 7
Connect America Fund that is made to telecommunications utilities regulated as 8
price cap carriers by the federal communications commission.”.
(a) To make broadband expansion grants to eligible applicants for 13
the purpose of constructing broadband infrastructure in underserved areas 14
designated under par. (d).
Grants awarded under this section shall be paid from the appropriation 16appropriations
under s. 20.155 (3) (a),
(r). In each fiscal year, the total amount of the
17grants may not exceed $1,500,000, and (rm). Not less than 85 percent of the grants
18awarded in a fiscal year shall be for the construction of broadband infrastructure in
19counties with populations of 65,000 or less
196.504 (2) (am) of the statutes is created to read:
(am) To make broadband expansion grants to organizations 22
specified in sub. (1) (ad) 1., telecommunications utilities, or political subdivisions for 23
project planning related to broadband infrastructure construction in underserved 24
areas designated under par. (d).”.
110. Page 860, line 16
: after “those providers." insert “The criteria shall give
2first priority to projects for areas in which no broadband service is available.
196.504 (2m) of the statutes is created to read:
Biennially, beginning on January 1, 2019, the legislative audit 10
bureau shall conduct a performance evaluation audit of the broadband expansion 11
grant program under sub. (2).”.