Governor Terry McAuliffe has proposed language to remove limitations on leveraging funding for Broadband projects. Budget Item 109 as currently written limits the ability of localities to leverage Virginia Telecommunication Initiative Funds with other state and federal funding sources for use in deployment or construction of broadband projects.
The Governor’s amendment removes this restrictive language that would allow localities to leverage funding from a number of sources in the deployment of Broadband.
VACo Members – please contact your Delegates and Senators and encourage them to support Governor McAuliffe’s amendment removing the restrictive language regarding Broadband Funding.
Access to Broadband is crucial for all Virginia citizens and is an important component for economic development throughout the Commonwealth.