Utility Leverage Program

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The Utility Leverage Program for broadband allows Virginia’s investor owned utilities to partner with localities and internet service providers to leverage utility-owned fiber for network expansion in unserved areas of the Commonwealth.

UTILITY LEVERAGE PROGRAM GUIDELINES

Pursuant to “§56-585.1:9” of the Code of Virginia, petitioners may submit proposed project areas to the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to be designated as unserved by broadband. DHCD has released the initial guidelines for unserved certification. To access the guidelines, please click the link below.

 

OPEN PETITIONS FOR UNSERVED CERTIFICATIONS

The petitions for proposed project areas below are currently open for review by internet service providers. Challenges to petitions will not be considered if challenge materials are incomplete. See the Unserved Certification Guidelines above for more details regarding the requirements of challenges. Challenge information must be emailed to broadband@dhcd.virginia.gov by the deadline below for consideration.