|(a) If a commercial and noncommercial broadband service
provider submit an eligible application to provide broadband service
access to the same project area, or a portion thereof, the office
shall inform the noncommercial provider of the overlap and the noncommercial
provider shall be required to submit an amended application eliminating
the areas of overlap for which the commercial provider proposes to
provide expanded broadband service access.
(b) If a noncommercial broadband service provider required
to amend its application under subsection (a) of this section does
not submit an amended application to the office by the 30th day after
receiving notice of the overlapping areas, the office may remove the
application from grant funding consideration.