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Boulder, Colo. solicited bids from qualified contractors to construct approximately 55 miles of fiber-optic backbone and approximately 10 miles of fiber lateral extensions. In the short-term, this infrastructure is intended to support core city services like traffic signal management and data management systems for public safety. In the long-term, this infrastructure could support gigabit speed internet services to homes, a range of city applications and provide support for connectivity to smart city projects such as smart streets. Responses were due November 15, 2019. Find more information here.
Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, Calif. was seeking proposals from qualified firms to develop a business case to begin a multi-phase fiber optic network expansion plan. Proposals were due on November 8, 2019. Read more here.
Palm Coast, FL
Palm Coast, Fla. was seeking proposals from companies interested in providing border gateway protocol (BGP) internet bandwidth, monitoring the city’s internet bandwidth needs, and managing the network routing of the internet bandwidth. The successful proposer will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of internet bandwidth network protocol, expert network administration, and the capability to manage multiple BGP peering sessions. Responses were due November 7, 2019. Find more information here.
New Shoreham, R.I.
The Town of New Shoreham (Block Island, R.I.) was seeking a qualified vendor(s) to provide services in support of the Town’s Island Wide Broadband Project. The Town solicited proposals for the design, construction and/or operation of a robust broadband network on Block Island, and provision of services over the network, and entertained proposals from individual vendors or vendor teams in response to any or all of the components of this solicitation. Responses were due October 18, 2019. Find more information here.
Spring Hill, KS
Spring Hill, Kan. was looking for a motivated partner to build, or partner with the city to build, a fiber-to-the-premise broadband network in the city. The goal of the network is to meet current and future connectivity needs of all residents and businesses. Responses were due Sept. 30, 2019. Find more information here.
Culver City, CA
Culver City, Calif. sought a partner to operate its recently completed fiber network (21 miles, 576 strands, entirely underground). The city is open to considering different and innovative proposals for its operating model. Culver City is in the heart of Silicon Beach, and companies like Apple, Amazon, and Sony Pictures Entertainment call Culver City home. Proposals were due June 27, 2019. Find more information here.
Penobscot, Maine issued an RFP seeking a partner to design, build, and operate a town-wide fiber broadband network in a public-private partnership with the town. Priorities for the project include providing affordable service to all town buildings, businesses, and residents. Proposals were due June 7, 2019. Find more information here.
Centennial, Colo. issued an RFP seeking a partner for the development (including design and installation), operation and maintenance of wireless broadband internet access technology, such as Wi-Fi, in the Centennial Center Park. The Service Provider is to provide all the necessary labor, equipment and supplies required for the satisfactory completion of the work. Proposals were due May 23, 2019. Find more information here.
Cortez, Colo. issued an RFP seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver a fiber optic internet connection to all homes and businesses in Cortez. The RFP sought companies that could handle financing, design, business model, rate structure, construction, operations and maintenance – or a combination of any of the above. Proposals were due January 18, 2019. Find more information here.
Centennial, Colo. requested proposals from qualified firms for the development (including design and installation), operation, and maintenance of wireless broadband technology in the Centennial Center Park. Proposals were due September 13 , 2018. Learn more here.
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, Mo. sought a smart city partner to work collaboratively with the city to design and build a full integrated suite of sensors, networks and data and analytics platforms. The partner would also be expected to develop a long-term strategic plan to outline the city’s direction for the next 10-30 years. Proposals were due July 31, 2018. Find more information here.
Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, Calif. sought proposals to develop a business case to build a Fiber-to-the-Node network to multiple neighborhood nodes, with an expansion option to deploy a citywide Fiber-to-the-Premises network. Proposals were due on June 28, 2018. Find more information here.
Sanford, Maine issued an RFP seeking proposals from qualified respondents to construct a fiber optic network connecting approximately 85 community anchor institutions and private enterprises in the City and the neighboring village of Springvale. Responses were due May 2, 2018. Find more information here.
The City of Gainesville, Fla. issued an invitation for qualified businesses to negotiate an agreement for services that will determine the best path to make Gainesville one of the most connected cities in the country. The primary goals of the Invitation to Negotiate were to lower costs and increase internet speeds for residents and businesses, and to ensure ubiquitous access to Gainesville’s municipal network. Responses were due April 23, 2018. Learn more here.
San Francisco, CA
The Department of Technology of the City and County of San Francisco issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to pre-qualify firms to submit proposals pursuant to a subsequent RFP to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a Citywide Fiber to the Premises Network, Lit Fiber and Wi-Fi Services project. RFQs were due March 26, 2018. Learn more here.
Richmond, Calif. 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 were due November 16, 2017. Find more information here.
Madison, Wis. 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. Find more information here.
Riverside County, CA
Riverside County, Calif. 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. Find more information here.
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.
Boston, Mass. 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.
San Leandro, CA
San Leandro, Calif. 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.
Spring Hill, KS
Spring Hill, Kan. 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.
Salisbury, N.C. 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.
Wayne County, NC
Wayne County, N.C. 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.
Seattle, Wash.’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.
Boston, Mass. 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.
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.
Summit County, CO
Summit County, Colo. 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.
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.