Government Funding

LANCASTER COUNTY STATE AND FEDERAL BROADBAND GRANTS 

The LCBA is managing several direct and public-private partnership state and federal grants devoted to the expansion of broadband internet access services in Lancaster County. 

 

Below is the list of funding commitments to date.  Please also see additional details under the LCBA Providers/Projects tab of this website.  

 

2020

 

  • Lancaster County Economic Development Grant - $30,000

 

  • Department Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Telecommunication Planning Grant funded by the Federal Government's Community Development Block Grant - $40,000

 

  • Virginia Broadband CARES Act Grant for Fixed Wireless Project - $289,185. LCBA has contracted with Broadband Telecom Services (BTS) to provide the broadband internet access services for this project (see here for more information)

 

  • Virginia Broadband CARES Act, SMART Pole Project - $182,144. LCBA has contracted with BTS to provide the broadband internet access services for this project (see here for more information)

 

TOTAL  - $ 541,329

 

 

2021

 

  • Virginia Telecommunication Initiative grant - $5,187,674.00 awarded to Atlantic Broadband and its four county partners to serve customers in Lancaster County and surrounding Caroline, Mathews, and Middlesex counties (see here for more information)

 

  • Federal Communication Commission, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Auction 904, winning bidders will receive funding over 10 years to serve portions of the Commonwealth of Virginia, which will include Lancaster County – the recipients and total funding received for Virginia are: All Points Northern Neck, LLC,  $11,878,740.80, Starlink Services, LLC, $62,390,792.80, Connect Everyone, LLC, $9,529,625.40

 

  • State Corporation Commission (SCC) Order Approving Broadband Pilot Projects of Virginia Electric and Power Company (“Dominion Energy Virginia”) with private partners, including All Points Northern Neck, LLC, which will serve Lancaster County.  Funding is pursuant to Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act, Broadband Statute §56-585.1:9, (see Case No. PUR-2020-00197, March 25, 2021). The Northern Neck Pilot Project is approved for six years.  The requested cost recovery for the Northern Neck Pilot Project is $21,000,000.  The SCC will act on the cost recovery portion of the Northern Neck Pilot Project in 2022.

 

                                                                                                           

2022

 

  • Virginia Telecommunication Initiative grant - $3,190,500 awarded to All Points Northern Neck, LLC and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission, a portion of which will be used to serve customers in Lancaster County (see here for more information)