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