Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI)

Contact:

Tamarah Holmes
804-371-7056
Tammy Breski
804-371-7067
Caroline Luxhoj
804-773-1792

The Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) extends broadband service to currently unserved areas. VATI prepares communities to build, utilize, and capitalize on telecommunications infrastructure with the goal of creating strong, competitive communities. 

For broadband planning information and resources, visit www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov/.

FY2021 VIRGINIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS INTITIATIVE (VATI) TIMELINE

August 17 – Application deadline

August 24 – DHCD posts applications on VATI website

September 23 – Challenge application deadline

November 9 – Deadline for responses to challenges

2021 VATI Applications

Applicant

Project Area Localities

Partner

Accomack County

Accomack, Northampton

Charter Communications

Albemarle Broadband Authority

Albemarle

CenturyLink

Amherst County (Gladstone)

Amherst

Firefly

Amherst County (New Glasgow)

Amherst

Firefly

Amherst County

Amherst

SCS

Augusta County

Augusta, Highland

MGW/Lingo

Augusta County

Augusta

High Speed Link

Bedford County

Bedford

Shentel

Botetourt County

Botetourt

Lumos

Buchanan County

Buchanan

Charter Communications

Buckingham County

Buckingham, Dillwyn Town

Firefly

Buckingham County

Buckingham

Kinex

Campbell County

Campbell

Shentel

Carroll County

Carroll

Gigabeam and Wired Road

City of Chesapeake

Chesapeake

Cox

City of Suffolk

Suffolk

Charter Communications

Cumberland Plateau PDC

Buchanan County, Dickenson County, Russell County, Tazewell County

Point Broadband

Dickenson County

Dickenson County, Clintwood Town, Haysi Town

Hillcom

Franklin County

Floyd County, Franklin County, Patrick County, Pittsylvania County, Roanoke County, Boones Mill Town, Rocky Mount Town

BRISCNET

Franklin County

Floyd County, Franklin County, Pittsylvania County, Roanoke County, Boones Mill Town, Rocky Mount Town

Shentel

Franklin Southampton EDI

Southampton County

Charter Communications

Gloucester County

Gloucester County, Matthews County, Middlesex County

Open Broadband

Goochland County

Goochland County

Firefly

Goochland County

Goochland County

Port 80

Greene County

Greene County

CenturyLink

Greensville County

Greensville County

Mecklenburg Elec/EMPOWER

Halifax County

Halifax County

Mecklenburg Elec/EMPOWER

Hanover County

Hanover County

CenturyLink

Hanover County

Hanover County

Comcast

IDA of Russell County - East New Garden

Russell County

iGO Technology

IDA of Russell County - Purcell

Russell County

iGO Technology

Isle of Wight County

Isle of Wight County

Prince George Electric/RuralBand

Isle of Wight County

Isle of Wight County

Charter Communications

King and Queen County

King and Queen County

Riverstreet

LENOWISCO PDC

Lee County

Scott County Telephone

Mathews County

Caroline County, Lancaster County, Mathews County, Middlesex County

Atlantic Broadband

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg County

Mecklenburg Elec/EMPOWER

Montgomery County

Montgomery County

Gigabeam

Mount Rogers PDC

Smyth County, Washington County, Wythe County, Town of Damascus

Point Broadband

New Kent County

New Kent County

Cox

Northern Neck PDC

King George County, Northumberland County, Richmond County, Westmoreland County

All Points Broadband

Page County

Page County

High Speed Link

Patrick County

Patrick County

Riverstreet

Roanoke County

Roanoke County

Cox

Tazewell County

Tazewell County

Charter Communications

 

VATI Applications Modifications

DHCD has received a modification request from Central Shenandoah PDC for their awarded 2020 VATI project. The modification and original application are available below.

This modification is subject to the challenge process. Challengers have 30 days to challenge the modification and must submit the required documents as indicated in the 2020 VATI Guidelines and Criteria. Challenges are due by Aug. 8, 2020, and must be submitted to vati@dhcd.virginia.gov.

Locality                        

Private Porvider/Partner

Funding Awarded

Leverage/Match

Total Cost

Central Shenandoah PDC-Rockbridge/Bath

BARC

$2,202,000.00

$15,633,969.00

$17,835,969.00

Central Shenandoah PDC-Rockbridge/Bath (modification)

BARC

$2,202,000.00

$10,127,200.00

$12,329,200.00

 

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