Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Alexandria launches effort to improve broadband

Exciting news today about Alexandria's efforts to improve broadband offerings to residents and businesses:
According to the City's notice:
The City of Alexandria (“City”) issues this Request for Information (RFI) for the purpose of gauging the interest of for-profit and non-profit entities in forming potential public-private partnerships with the City in regards to two separate but complementary broadband initiatives.
1. The first is to form a City-initiated fiber backbone infrastructure to support data transport among the City’s public institutions, including its schools, libraries, public safety, and other City facilities (“Institutional Network,” or “I-Net”). 
2. The second is to enhance the broadband connectivity of the City’s residents, businesses, and anchor institutions by expanding the range and quality of available broadband and data transport services, potentially to include a Citywide Fiber to the Premises (“FTTP”) deployment
The bid opening date is listed for September 3rd at 4pm.

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