City of Seattle Releases RFI for Collaboration and/or Partnership for Wireless Services and Potential Smart Cities Deployments, Including in Low-Income Districts, and Parks.

The City of Seattle Information Technology Department has posted a Request for Information for Collaboration and/or Partnership between the City of Seattle and Private Sector Entities for Wireless Services and Potential Smart Cities Deployments, Including in Low-Income Districts, and Parks

Responses are due to the City by February 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM PST.

View the RFI.

More details, the RFI in its entirety, and a complete timeline can be found here.

Published: Monday, January 30, 2017 by CTC Technology & Energy



City of Salisbury, NC Issues RFP for Fibrant FTTP Provider Arrangement

The City of Salisbury, North Carolina has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to convey its interest in entering into a contractual arrangement (Provider Arrangement) with a third-party provider (Provider) that will enhance the operation, sales, marketing, and delivery of Gigabit-class broadband service to the community.

The Provider Arrangement could be a sale and purchase of the existing City FTTP assets, an operating lease of such assets, a management contract pursuant to which the Provider operates such assets, a “public-private partnership” with respect to such assets, or any other contract arrangement that satisfies the City’s objectives. The details of the assets and the City objectives are included in the RFP.

Letters of Intent (LOI) to respond to the RFP are due to the City by 4:00 PM EST Friday, February 3rd. Responses to the RFP are due to the City by 4:00 PM EST Friday, March 10th.

View the complete RFP

Additional details and a response timeline can be found on Fibrant’s Community Interest Page.

Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by CTC Technology & Energy



City of Pikeville, KY Releases RFP for Public/Private Partnership for Fiber Optic Network

The City of Pikeville, Kentucky has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a motivated partner to enable phased broadband deployment in the region through a Public-Private Partnership for a Fiber Optic Network.  View the RFP.

Proposals are due to the City by 10:00 a.m. on January 4th, 2017.  Additional details can be found by visiting the City’s procurement page.


Published: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by CTC Technology & Energy



Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband Releases Request for Proposal for Private Partner for Network Expansion and Operation

Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband Not for Profit (UC2B NFP) has released a request for proposal (RFP) seeking a private partner to operate and expand the existing UC2B network, and deploy fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The ideal partner will operate and expand the UC2B fiber network to make affordable Gigabit-class broadband service available throughout the Cities of Champaign and Urbana.

Go HERE to access the RFP.

Published: Monday, August 22, 2016 by CTC Technology & Energy



City of Madison Releases CTC Report

The City of Madison released a report prepared by CTC exploring the potential for citywide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) deployment. The report, and supplemental market research that CTC conducted, represent the City’s compliance with Wisconsin state law. The state statute requires any municipality that seeks to offer broadband services to conduct a cost-benefit analysis.

Read the full report here. Watch the City’s press conference here.

Published: Friday, August 12, 2016 by CTC Technology & Energy



City of Boulder Releases CTC Report

The City of Boulder released a report prepared by CTC exploring the potential for citywide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) deployment. CTC presented the report findings to the City Council on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The City commissioned the Broadband Feasibility Study in late 2015 as part of the its development of a comprehensive community telecommunications strategy.

Read the full report here. Watch the presentation to the Boulder City Council here.

Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by CTC Technology & Energy



CTC to Develop Strategic Plan for City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge

The City of Baton Rouge has selected CTC Technology & Energy to develop a multifaceted strategic fiber plan. CTC’s analysts and engineers will evaluate the potential for a broadband public–private partnership, and conduct a “dig once” policy assessment to make recommendations around actionable policies in the region. Our E-rate specialists will evaluate and develop a strategy to deploy fiber to every library and K-12 school in Baton Rouge. Our team will conduct a needs assessment, evaluate the potential role of existing City assets in enabling broadband, and conduct engineering and cost estimation for potential network implementation. Our financial and business analysts will conduct business modeling and financial analysis, and evaluate potential public–private partnership opportunities.

Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by CTC Technology & Energy



City of Seattle Selects CTC to Develop Wi-Fi Strategy

The City of Seattle has selected CTC Technology & Energy to develop a strategic plan that balances the City’s goals to fill broadband gaps in neighborhoods where gaps exist, and to develop a sustainable business model. CTC will engage various stakeholders and agencies on the City’s behalf, and conduct outreach to private sector entities—including Internet service providers and wireless carriers—through a request for information process. CTC’s engineers and analysts will evaluate the potential for public–private partnerships, examine the feasibility of using the City’s fiber to support Wi-Fi, and provide a high-level financial and technical approach to fill the City’s broadband gaps.

Published: Sunday, June 12, 2016 by CTC Technology & Energy



City of Apex, NC Contracts CTC for Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project

The City of Apex, NC has engaged CTC Technology & Energy to evaluate the benefits of fully deploying advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for its electric and water utilities. The analysis will evaluate the City’s investments in AMI infrastructure and examine the benefits of full utility automation and to develop a strategy to meet the City’s needs. CTC’s engineers and analysts will assist the City to develop a strategic approach to integrate existing AMI infrastructure with a ubiquitous deployment to enable full utility automation.

Published: Monday, May 23, 2016 by CTC Technology & Energy



Palo Alto, CA Releases RFI for Private Partner for FTTP

The City of Palo Alto, California has released a request for information (RFI) to identify for-profit and nonprofit companies interested in partnering with the City to develop a citywide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. The City aims to make Gigabit-class bandwidth available to all Palo Alto homes and businesses to improve the range and quality of available broadband and data transport services. The FTTP network will complement the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) existing dark fiber enterprise by expanding service beyond commercial customers to encompass the full range of users in Palo Alto.

Parties interested in accessing and responding to the RFI should do so through the City’s official bid posting system, PlanetBids.

Interested parties should go HERE to register with PlanetBids.

Please register under commodity code 83800 – Telecommunication Equipment, Accessories And Supplies and/or 92500 – Engineering Services, Professional. There is no cost to register and participate in City of Palo Alto solicitations.

Published: Monday, May 16, 2016 by CTC Technology & Energy