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Richmond, CA

Richmond, CA has issued an RFP seeking a vendor to complete a fully functional broadband network to provide minimum access speeds as defined in the RFP. The vendor may construct the network using either wireless in the 2.4 GHz and/ or 5 GHz spectrum and/or wireline infrastructure. For installation of wireline infrastructure, the vendor will need to secure an encroachment permit for the City and construct the improvements consistent with the City’s requirements. Responses are due November 16, 2017. Find more information here.

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Madison, WI

Madison, WI issued an RFP to convey their interest in partnering with a sophisticated and motivated partner to bring fiber‐based, Gigabit‐class broadband service to the City. The successful Partner will lease access to City‐owned, universally-deployed fiber‐to‐the‐premises infrastructure, and will provide broadband internet service to residents, businesses, and community anchor institutions within the City. Responses were due October 20, 2017 at 2pm CST. Find more information here.

Boston, MA

Boston, MA issued an RFP for an Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) for a citywide dark fiber network. The term of the IRU shall be for 20 years, with two optional 5-year renewal terms at the City’s discretion. Responses were due June 6, 2017, and more information can be found here.

Salisbury, NC

Salisbury, NC issued an RFP for contractual arrangements with a third-party provider that will enhance the operation, sales, marketing, and delivery of gigabit speed  broadband service to the community. The deadline for final RFP responses was March 10, 2017. Read the RFP here for more information.

Pikeville, KY

Pikeville, KY issued an RFP for a partnership in a project to deploy a gigabit speed fiber to the premises network through the city and to some parts of the county, including neighboring Coal Run Village. Responses were due January 19, 2017. Read the RFP here.

Boston, MA

Boston, MA issued an RFI for all “urbanists, technologists, entrepreneurs and visionaries” to submit ideas on how to pilot smart city and internet of things technology in Boston. The four part RFI requested information on “(1) which improved services can be delivered with (2) what smart technology that is deployed on (3) which City assets, (4) funded by what business models.” Responses were due January 29, 2017. Read the RFI here, and more information from State Scoop here.

Riverside County, CA

Riverside County, CA issued an RFP for private-sector partners interested in developing the nation’s largest broadband network, a project that would stimulate economic growth, improve healthcare capabilities, expand educational opportunities and make high-speed networks available to all residents and businesses countywide. Responses were due September 28, 2017 at 2pm PDT. Find more information here

San Leandro, CA

San Leandro, CA issued an RFP for a consultant team to lead staff through the creation of a Fiber Optics Master Plan to guide the design, construction, implementation, maintenance, regulation, and funding of its fiber optics assets and related technologies. The deadline for proposals was April 28, 2017. Learn more about the RFP here.

Wayne County, NC

Wayne County, NC issued an RFI for ideas on how to provide high speed broadband service in underserved or unserved areas throughout the county. The deadline for responses was February 28, 2017. Read the RFI here.

Summit County, CO

Summit County, CO issued two RFIs. The first seeks a long-term private partner to make gigabit speed service available throughout the county, while the second seeks a long-term partner in any sector to make wireless broadband available over privately or publicly constructed infrastructure in three underserved areas of the county. Responses were due to both by January 9, 2017.

Town of Islesboro, Maine

Islesboro, Maine issued an RFP seeking a contractor or contractors for second phase of a Fiber-to-the-Premise network in the town spanning approximately 50 miles, including a wireless component to outlying islands. The Town was seeking bids for fiber optic network equipment and installation inside its Point of Presence Building, which is currently under construction. Responses were due July 26, 2017. Find more information here.

Spring Hill, KS

Spring Hill, KS issued an RFP that examine options and produce a Feasibility Study Report with a market analysis and development plan the feasibility of a Fiber to the Premise high speed network throughout the city. The deadline for proposals was April 26, 2017. Read the RFP here for more information.

Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA’s Information Technology Department issued an RFI to gauge the interest of for- and non-profit entities wishing to enter into a partnership with the city to deploy wireless services and smart cities applications in low-income districts and parks. Responses were due February 28, 2017. Interested parties can learn more here.  

Austin, TX

Austin, Texas issued an RFP to establish a contract with a qualified nonprofit organization for the management of City of Austin (“City”) public access computer and technology labs and the delivery of digital literacy skills training services. Responses were due May 25, 2015. More information can be found here.