Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 116 Part 4.djvu/634

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116 STAT. 3062 PUBLIC LAW 107-368—DEC. 19, 2002 Senate, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate. (d) STUDY OF BROADBAND NETWORK ACCESS FOR SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES.— (1) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— The Director shall conduct a study of the issues described in paragraph (3), and not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, transmit to the Committee on Science of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate a report including recommendations to address those issues. Such report shall be updated annually for 4 additional years. (2) CONSULTATION.— In preparing the reports under paragraph (1), the Director shall consult with Federal agencies and educational entities as the Director considers appropriate. (3) ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED.— The reports shall— (A) identify the availability of high-speed, large bandwidth capacity access to different demographic groups served by elementary schools, secondary schools, and libraries in the United States; (B) identify how the provision of high-speed, large bandwidth capacity access to the Internet to such schools and libraries can be effectively utilized within each school and library; (C) consider the effect that specific or regional circumstances may have on the ability of such institutions to acquire high-speed, large bandwidth capacity access to achieve universal connectivity as an effective tool in the education process; and (D) include options and recommendations to address the challenges and issues identified in the reports. (e) MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTION FUNDING.— (1) ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIRED.— The Director shall submit an annual report, along with the President's annual budget request, to the Committee on Science of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate on the amount of funding awarded by the Foundation to minority-serving institutions, including funding received as members of consortia. The report shall include information on such funding to minority-serving institutions— (A) expressed as a percentage of funding to all institutions of higher education for each appropriations account within the Foundation's budget; and (B) for the preceding 10 years. (2) REPORT ON WAYS TO IMPROVE FUNDING.— Within one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Director shall submit to the Committee on Science of the House of Representatives, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate a report on recommendations on how the Foundation can improve funding to minority-serving institutions.