AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NASH COUNTY TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO PROMOTE BROADBAND IN UNSERVED AREAS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 4/4/11 and 6/1/11. Enacted June 16, 2011. Effective June 16, 2011.
Bill Summaries: H593 ALLOW COUNTY GRANTS FOR BROADBAND (NEW).
Summary date: Jun 18 2011 - View Summary
Bill H 593 (2011-2012)Summary date: Jun 1 2011 - View Summary
House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes all the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NASH COUNTY TO PROVIDE GRANTS TO PROMOTE BROADBAND IN UNSERVED AREAS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY. Authorizes a county to provide grants to unaffiliated providers of high-speed Internet broadband to expand service in unserved areas for economic development in the county; however, does not authorize a county to provide high-speed Internet broadband service. Limits the county to use of unrestricted general fund revenue for the grants and provides criteria for awarding the grants. Applies only to Nash County.
Bill H 593 (2011-2012)Summary date: Apr 4 2011 - View Summary
Amends GS 153A-11 to allow counties to enter into public-private partnerships. Enacts new GS 153A-456, permitting a county to provide a wired or wireless network for communications services through a public-private partnership. Amends GS 153A-149(c) to allow counties to levy property taxes to provide the communications network, as specified.