Boulder is the latest city in Colorado to take action to improve broadband services for its 100,000 residents through a public-private partnership.
The city already owns a dark fiber backbone network, and is looking for providers that could lease capacity on that network and build out to homes and businesses.
"Since 2018, the city has been working to build the necessary ‘fiber-backbone’ infrastructure needed to deliver high-quality fiber-based internet service. With the backbone construction nearing completion, this solicitation moves the city into its final band of work to ensure that all members of the community have access to affordable broadband service." - City of Boulder news release on RFP
Proposals are due by March 1st. Interested providers can review the RFP at this link: https://www.bidnetdirect.com/colorado
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