|(a) Eligible participants of the program include:
(1) political subdivisions of this state;
(2) commercial broadband service providers;
(3) non-commercial broadband service providers; and
(4) partnerships between political subdivisions of
this state, commercial broadband service providers, noncommercial
broadband service providers, or any combination thereof.
(b) The office may not award grant funds to an otherwise
eligible participant under subsection (a)(3) of this section if a
commercial broadband service provider has submitted an eligible application
for the same area.
(c) An entity that does not provide information requested
by the office under Government Code, §490I.0105, is not eligible
to participate in the program and the office may not award grant funds
to a broadband service provider that does not report information requested
by the office under Government Code, §490I.0105.
(d) For the purposes of this subchapter, a partnership
consisting of a political subdivision, commercial broadband service
provider, or a non-commercial broadband service provider that includes
at least one commercial broadband service provider shall be deemed
to be a commercial broadband service provider.