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PUBLIC NOTICE – 2019 Virginia Telecommunications Initiative

PUBLIC NOTICE

County of Nelson, VA – 2019 Virginia Telecommunications Initiative

Public Comment Period

The local government of Nelson County, Virginia herewith gives notice of its intent to partner with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) and Central Virginia Services, Inc. (CVSI) to submit an application to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for grant funding from the 2019 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI). The purpose of the grant funding is to provide for the extension of broadband service in the Gladstone area of Nelson County.   The proposed broadband project will consist of the construction of a fiber to the home (FTTH) network within CVEC’s electric service territory.   Broadband service will be provided through CVSI, which has been established to serve as the broadband service provider by CVEC.   The project area includes the Gladstone environs along the James River and Norwood Road to Wingina.   The project will meet and exceed the service level requirements established for the VATI program.   The 2019 VATI grant application will be submitted to DHCD by the program’s December 14, 2018 deadline.

The public is invited to submit written or oral comments and/or grievances on the proposed 2019 VATI grant application by not later than December 14, 2018 to the County of Nelson, County Administrator’s Office, P.O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949, or by calling (434) 263-7000 or (434) 263-6255 TDD.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

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