Staunton Area Broadband Initiative Grant Application - July 2021

by Pam Senjem | Fiber Optic Internet Liaison

Our grant application for fiber optic internet was re-submitted on July 15, 2021 for the summer grant cycle. We need those residents who previously supported this effort in the last cycle (March 2021) to complete the Broadband Fund - Comment Form (see below). Enclosed are instructions on how to complete the comment form.

The Following is a message from David Shipley,

Vice President of South Park Telephone

Greetings Community,

The grant application for the Staunton Area was submitted on July 15, 2021. The 60 day comment period is now open allowing the general public to comment on the applications, SPT highly recommends beneficiaries of the grant post comments to support the project.

Please encourage beneficiaries (residents and businesses) of the grant to post comments to support the project, emphasize the importance of this process and request that all Staunton Area residents post comments even though they may have submitted a letter of support or have yet to commit to service.

Feedback on each application can be submitted through the following link:

The Broadband Fund - Comment Form.

The SPT Application Number is S-2021-19: South Park Telephone-Staunton State Park, all comments must be received no later than September 13, 2021.

All of the applications are posted on the following link Broadband Fund Applications.

Upon completion of the comment cycle, the broadband board will review each application and award the grant, this process usually last around 30 days, so best case scenario the grants will be announced by Mid-November, 2021.

Thank you for supporting the project and for the effort and continued passion to make this a reality!! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


David Shipley,

Vice President, South Park Telephone

Ph: 719.837.6400

How to Complete the Comment Form