6. We provide some Broadband (25/3) service to a few residential units in a census block, but there are many more that we can’t get to, but the census block is not a TSA. How does the bill or tax incentive help get providers there?
House File 772 does not provide for partial census block designations—a census block is either a TSA or it is not. The draft map currently available for public comment is based on reporting to FCC at the census-block level. If any portion of a census block received Broadband (25/3) on December 31, 2017, the entire census block is not a TSA. The OCIO accounts for the unserved/underserved component of a Targeted Service Area by taking into consideration the completeness of the build out in individual census blocks for proposed projects as a factor for determination in the award of state broadband grants.