Los Angeles to release RFI on Monday April 7, 2014

Last year we reported that the city of Los Angeles would be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a muni wireless and broadband network. Today the city announced that it would be releasing a Request for Information (RFI) instead and will later issue an RFP. Here is the text of the city of LA […]

Tulsa, Oklahoma RFP for marketing partnerships

The City of Tulsa, Oklahoma is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to assist the City in developing marketing partnerships with outside entities. This includes sponsorships, advertising, marketing, and/or naming rights. The City will consider partnerships between vendors to provide the full range of required services. The City reserves the right to split the work contemplated […]

Municipal corporation in India needs WiMAX AMR system

A municipal corporation in Surat, Gujarat, India is looking for a WiMAX system for automated meter reading (AMR) of water meters. There are about 9000 water meters of different sizes installed at present. In 2013-20414 they want to install 20,000 more meters. The city area is 335 square kilometres and they would like turnkey solution […]

Texas City RFI for municipal wireless network

The city of Texas City (pop. 46,000) has released a Request for Information (RFI) for professional services in connection with the design and deployment of a municipal wireless network. RFI City of Texas City Municipal Wireless Network 2013 The RFI seeks a Consultant to help build a public Wi-Fi network in certain areas in the […]

Chicago extends response deadline for broadband expansion RFI

Chicago has extended the deadline for responding to the RFI for broadband infrastructure expansion. The new deadline is 19 November 2012 (extended from 31 October 2012). It has also released an Addendum to the RFI, which you should download if you wish to respond. As I mentioned before, Chicago has 3 goals: – create an […]

North Carolina fiber broadband group selects commercial marketing partner

MCNC, the private, not-for-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), announced today that it has selected ECC Technologies of Wake Forest, N.C., and Penfield, N.Y., to oversee commercial broadband opportunities included in the second phase of the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI) awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology […]

Update on Los Angeles Metro RFP for Wi-Fi service

Here’s an update on the RFP issued by the Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) for the design and implementation of Wi-Fi service on the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line. According to The Eastsider LA, “[i]n a slow-moving project to bring high-speed Wi-Fi to Gold Line train passengers, the board of the Community Redevelopment Agency […]

UK issues public tender for smart grid communications network

The Department of Energy and Climate Change of the United Kingdom has issued a public tender (request for proposals or RFP) for a company (or companies) to provide communications services to connect smart electricity and gas meters in up to 30 million households and businesses in the UK. These services will consist of wide area […]

MCNC seeks equipment vendor for expansion of fiber broadband network

MCNC, the private, not-for-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), today that it has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for identifying an appropriate vendor(s) to supply DWDM-based Optical and/or Carrier Ethernet Networking equipment to light fiber routes (some existing and some currently under construction) that have been funded through the […]

MCNC seeks contractors to install fiber-optics along bridges in northeast North Carolina

MCNC, the private, not-for-profit operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), announced today that it has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified contractors to attach new NCDOT-approved conduit and fiber cable along five North Carolina bridges included on the project route for the second phase of the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative […]