CHAPTER 31G. BROADBAND ENHANCEMENT AND EXPANSION POLICIES.

§31G-3-3. Conduit installation or fiber installation by counties, municipalities, and other political subdivisions.

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code to the contrary, any county, municipality, or other political subdivision of the State of West Virginia may:

(1) Install or contract with any entity for the installation of conduit, fiber, or broadband facilities throughout that political subdivision;

(2) Partner with any of the following entities, or any combination thereof, to install such conduit or communications facilities throughout that political subdivision:

(A) Nonprofit organization;

(B) Cooperative association;

(C) Another county, municipality, or political subdivision;

(D) Private corporations, company, or person; or

(E) Public-private partnership; and

(4) Partner with any of the following entities, or any combination thereof, which operate a network operations center, to operate a fiber network: Provided, That a political subdivision may operate a network for their own use:

(A) Nonprofit organization;

(B) Cooperative association;

(C) Another county, municipality, or political subdivision;

(D) Private corporations, company, or person; or

(E) Public-private partnership.

§31G-3-3. Conduit installation or fiber installation by counties, municipalities, and other political subdivisions.

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