The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) hosted a virtual input session on April 14th to discuss the proposed FY2021 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) guidelines and criteria.Another input session will be held on April 23rd. This meeting is free and open to the public. Representatives from units of local government, internet service providers and other interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Once registered, attendees will receive information on how to access the virtual input session. For those who intend to connect by phone, please download a copy of the presentation: 2021 VATI Input Session Presentation.
VATI has an introduced budget of $35 million for FY2021 to implement broadband infrastructure deployment in partnership with units of local government and private internet service providers across the commonwealth. The funds shall be used to extend service to areas that presently are unserved by any broadband provider.
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