Mapping and Planning
NTIA has awarded the Center for Innovative Technology $1,799,979 for broadband data collection and mapping activities over a two-year period and $500,000 for broadband planning activities over a two-year period in Virginia, bringing the total grant award to approximately $2.3 million. The Virginia Center for Innovative Technology is the designated entity for the state of Virginia.
NTIA and RUS Round 1 Award Recipients
- Allegheny County/nTelos - (RUS) $16 million loan/grant combination for middle/last mile in Allegheny County.
- Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative - (NTIA) $16 million grant for build out of 465 miles of open access (middle mile) fiber in southside Virginia.
- Virginia Tech Foundation - (NTIA) $5.5 million grant to build 110 miles of middle mile fiber between Blacksburg and Bedford City.
- Nelson County - (RUS) $1.8 million grant to build middle mile fiber from Afton to Colleen in Nelson County.
- Page County - (RUS) $1.6 million grant to build middle mile fiber to a distressed population is the county (less than 40% broadband penetration) andto connect twon governments, first responders, schools, libraries, and the primary hospital.
- Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative - (NTIA) $19 million to bring high-speed affordable (wireless) broadband services to 15 underserved counties and the cities of Emporia and Franklin in south-central Virginia.
NTIA and RUS Round 2 Award Recipients
- Bristol Virginia Utilities - (NTIA) $22.7 million for construction of middle mile optic network (388 miles) for Bland, Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Smyth, Washington, and Wythe Counties covering 120 educational institutions and community organizations and within 2 miles of more than 18,000 homes and 500 businesses.
- Utopian Wireless Corporation - (RUS) $468,133 to bring Wi-Max infrastructure to communities in/around Mineral. Project estimates service approximately 4500 people, 400 businesses, and 50 other community institutions.
- New Castle Telephone Company - (RUS) $1 million to bring DSL to unserved establishments in Craig County. Project stands to benefit approximately 700 people, several businesses and other community institutions.
- Citizens Telephone Cooperative - (NTIA) $9,327,760 for middle mile in the New River Valley. Project will directly benefit more than 50 community institutions, 163,000 people and 1,300 businesses.
- County of Rockbridge - (NTIA) $6,993,399 for middle mile in west-central Virginia. Project will directly benefit 50 community institutions, 33,000 people, and 1,300 businesses.
- Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative - (NTIA) $10,023,247 for middle mile in eastern Virginia. Project will directly benefit more than 66 community institutions, 84,000 people and 340 businesses.
- Scott County Telephone Cooperative – (RUS) received $17.4m in federal grant and $7.45m in federal loan to provide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband services to approximately 12,000 residents, 80 businesses and 16 community centers.
- LENOWISCO Planning District - (RUS) received $14,158,345 in federal grant and $6,067,862 in federal loan
to provide service to an estimated 42,000 residents, 1,550 businesses and 100 community institutions.