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HB20-1137

Broadband Grant Certification Of Unserved Area Requirement

Concerning a requirement that the broadband deployment board give substantial weight to a local entity's written certification that an area within the entity's jurisdiction is an unserved area when considering an application for grant money for the provision of broadband service to that unserved area.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Telecommunications & Information Technology
Bill Summary

The broadband deployment board (board) awards grants for the provision of broadband service in unserved areas of the state, which are areas deemed to have insufficient broadband service. The act authorizes but does not require an applicant seeking grant money from the board to submit to the board a written certification from the local entity with jurisdiction over the area that the applicant proposes to serve, certifying that the area is an unserved area. A local entity that is requested to provide written certification may not do so without first holding a hearing on the matter after providing notice of the hearing, including notice to any incumbent provider. The board is required to give substantial weight to a local entity's written certification that an area is an unserved area.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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