Ithaca Area Economic Development (IAED), working closely with Cayuga Data Juice, has released an RFP seeking a qualified partner to design, build, and operate a middle mile fiber optic network for use by Ithaca-area companies, internet service providers, and other stakeholders.
As communities in New York seek to modernize their economies, high-speed internet connection is proving to be a necessity. IAED, a 501(c)(6) economic development organization, is actively engaged in developing initiatives to improve broadband internet in the Ithaca area for purposes of economic and other development. IAED is working closely with Cayuga Data Juice which plans to build a regional data center that – along with broadband providers and other institutional clients – is expected to be a potential client of this infrastructure.
Responses are due November 22, 2021, 5PM EST.
Download the full Broadband Connectivity RFP below.