RS 51:2370.9     

§2370.9. Compliance during the agreement

            The office shall require that grant recipients offer the proposed advertised minimum download and minimum upload speeds of twenty-five Mbps download and three Mbps upload. Grant recipients that have offered broadband service to at least one thousand consumers for a period of at least five consecutive years shall offer broadband service at prices consistent with offers to consumers in other areas of the state. Any other broadband provider shall ensure that the broadband service is priced to consumers at no more than the cost rate identified in the project application, for the duration of the five-year service agreement. In calculating cost, the recipient may adjust annually, consistent with the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index in the preceding year. At least annually, a grant recipient shall provide to the office evidence consistent with Federal Communications Commission attestation that the grant recipient is making available the proposed advertised speed, or a faster speed, as contained in the grant agreement. For the duration of the agreement, grant recipients shall disclose any changes to data caps. The office may require that grant recipients submit, no more than quarterly, a report for each funded project for the duration of the agreement.

            Acts 2021, No. 477, §1, eff. July 1, 2021; Acts 2022, No. 288, §2.