Hernando County, Florida issued a Requests for Proposals seeking a vendor to provide wireless broadband service based on WiMAX or LTE to the county. The county has a contract with Brighthouse for cable and fiber service. The deadline for submitting responses is 8 July 2011 at 5:00 pm EST.
You can view and download the RFP and its Addendum from Scribd:
Here are a few excerpts from the RFP:
(1) Description of the county
Hernando County is a north Tampa Bay community with a population of 173,000. The County is 473 square miles and is diverse in development, The County has two population centers, Spring Hill and Brooksville. Approximately 30% of the County land
area is in local, state or federal conservation areas. The remaining 70% features a mix of densely and sparsely populated residential and business areas.
The County is seeking a proven wireless system. Accordingly, the County is exclusively seeking WiMax or LTE based systems. Additionally, the County believes the system should be robust with high performance capabilities such as:
• The use of 50 watt radios operating at 50ghz
• Average rate: 75 megabit
• Guaranteed exclusive use of licensed, license-exempt or unlicensed frequency.
(3) First two demonstration areas will be Hernando County Airport and the city of Brooksville, (the county seat).
You have to register with the county to bid and become part of the RFP process:
NOTE: there will be a pre-proposal meeting on 24 June 2011, Friday, at 10:00 am.