5. We know other providers are getting tax incentives in a census block that is marked as a TSA. But how many can do that?
House File 655 does not limit the number of otherwise qualifying communication service providers that may receive a tax incentive in a given TSA. As noted in the Answer to Question 3, above, House File 655 provides that a census block must be designated as a TSA if there was not Broadband (25/3) there as of July 1, 2015. Any deployments after that date do not change the TSA status, as House File 655 does not provide us with a mechanism to change a census block’s designation even if a communication service provider deploys Broadband (25/3) after July 1, 2015. Thus, multiple communication service providers may deploy Broadband (25/3) in the same TSA and receive a tax incentive.