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.