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Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI)

 
Program Contacts
Tamarah Holmes
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 The primary objective for the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) is to provide financial assistance to supplement construction costs by private sector broadband service providers to extend service to areas that presently are unserved by any broadband provider.  The goal of VATI is to create strong, competitive communities throughout the Commonwealth by preparing those communities to build, utilize, and capitalize on telecommunications infrastructure. Consistent with the enabling legislation, DHCD will award the $4 million appropriation to eligible applicants to provide Last-Mile services to Unserved areas of the State. 

Eligibility

Applications must be submitted by a unit of government (Towns, Cities, Counties, EDA/IDA, Broadband/Wireless Authorities, Planning District Commissions, etc.) with a private sector provider(s) as a co-applicant.

Program Resources

2019 VIRGINIA TELECOMMUNICATION INNIATIVE SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS

Below is a list of applications submitted for the 2019 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI). If you are interested in submitting a challenge for any of the proposed projects, please refer to the Program Criteria and Guidelines for challenge requirements (Page 5). All challenges must be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 5:00p.m. on January 15, 2019.

Locality 

Private Provider/Partner    

Funding Requested   

Leverage/    Match

Total Project Cost

Albermarle County Broadband Authority CVEC $301,748.00 $1,152,975.00 $1,454,723.00
Albermarle County Broadband Authority - Green Creek Century Link $78,000.00  $52,000.00  $130,000.00 
Albermarle County Broadband Authority - Howardsville  Century Link  $127,800.00  $85,200.00  $213,000.00 
Amherst County SCS Broadband $267,760.00  $131,250.00 $399,010.00 
Augusta - Deerfield  MGW/Lingo  $163,100.00  $69,900.00  $233,000.00 
Augusta - Middlebrook MGW/Lingo  $243,197.50  $104,227.50  $347,425.00 
Bedford Blue Ridge Towers/BRISCNET  $1,436,780.00  $1,500,000.00  $2,936,780.00 
Botetourt CBEC $758,998.00  $1,207,999.00  $1,966,997.00 
Brunswick  Bugg Island Telephone  $198,546.40  $49,636.60  $248,183.00
Chesapeake  Cox $433,839.00 $116,727.00  $550,566.00 
Clarke County  Comcast  $209,513.00  $119,463.00  $328,976.00 
Cumberland Plateau PDC  Sunset Fiber  $490,795.20  $210,340.80  $701,136.00 
Floyd Citizens $348,018.67  $468,708.67  $816,727.34 
Fluvanna  CVEC  $641,967.00  $1,846,625.00  $2,488,592.00 
Franklin  Blue Ridge Towers/BRISCNET  $465,000.00  $269,451.00  $734,451.00 
Giles County  Gigabeam  $589,444.00  $266,256.00  $855,700.00 
Gloucester County Cox  $233,420.00  $119,976.00  $343,396.00 
Halifax - Liberty Store MEC and Empower Broadband  $372,037.00  $401,271.00  $733,308.00 
Halifax - Omega Rt 58  MEC and Empower Broadband  $396,621.00  $296,008.00  $692,629.00 
Halifax - SCS  SCS Broadband  $296,320.00  $211,500.00  $507,820.00 
Louisa - AcelaNet  SCS Broadband  $293,520.00  $151,500.00  $445,020.00 
Louisa - Cashs Corner  CVEC $310,577.00  $955,256.00  $1,265,833.00 
Madison County  Madison Gigabit Internet  $80,000.00  $51,000.00  $131,000.00 
Mecklenburg  Bugg Island Telephone  $205,550.21  $51,387.55  $256,937.76 
Nelson County  CVEC  $350,410.00  $846,831.00  $1,197,241.00 
New Kent County  Cox  $290,386.00  $94,233.00  $384,619.00 
Pulaski  Triffiecient  $477,000.00  $150,000.00  $627,000.00 
Russell County  iGo  $455,581.00  $2,106,280.00  $2,561,861.00 
Stafford County  KGI Communications  $240,000.00  $60,000.00  $300,000.00 
Surry  SCS Broadband  $62,098.00  $22,500.00  $84,598.00 
Tazwell County  Gigabeam  $154,000.00  $70,750.00  $224,750.00