2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edmunds
Change Overbuild Guidelines for VATI (language only)

Item 114 #3h

Item 114 #3h

Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development


Page 113, line 15, after "requirements;" strike "and".

Page 113, line 17, after "Department", strike "." and, insert:

"; and, (vi) allow for grants to be awarded to projects when there is a 50 percent or less service overlap with current providers providing access to speeds of at least 25/3 mbps within the project area."


(This amendment allows for grants from the Virginia Telecommunications Intiative to be awarded to projects where 50 percent or less of the project area overlaps with the networks of current service provides. Current program guidelines set this threshold at 10 percent.)