MCNC seeks private-sector partner for Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative

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) for a private-sector service provider to oversee commercial broadband opportunities included in the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI). The GLRBI is the name given to the second of MCNC’s […]

Decatur, GA seeks ISP to run municipal wireless network

The City of Decatur has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to upgrade, operate and maintain the city’s existing municipal WiFi network. The network currently serves educational, residential, commercial, and municipal customers within the City of Decatur boundaries. The city needs the Proposer to: (a) make recommendations about how to […]

Hernando County, Florida issues RFP for WiMAX or LTE network

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 […]

USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Connect Rural Communities to Broadband Service

USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Administrator Jonathan Adelstein today announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to provide broadband access in rural communities currently without broadband service.  Joining him to make the announcement was Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). “As President Obama has said, ‘Students […]

USDA Rural Development Invites Applications For Rural Economic Development Funding

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is accepting applications for loans and grants to create jobs and spur economic development. Funding is provided through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program. “In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out a vision for ‘winning the future,’ with a call to […]

MCNC Opens Construction Bids for Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative

MCNC announced announced today that it has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Construction and Splicing of the fiber optic middle-mile project related to the expansion of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) through the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI). MCNC is seeking proposals from qualified contractors to provide construction and […]

Florida county seeking wireless turnkey provider or design/consulting firm

A county in Florida is looking for a company to provide a turnkey wireless (WiMAX, 4G) solution, or for a wireless engineering design and consulting firm to give them advice on selecting a provider. At present the county has a contract for broadband service with a local provider, but the contract will expire soon. Some […]

RFP for Wi-Fi service on Los Angeles Metro Gold Line

The Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) has just issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design and implementation of public Wi-Fi service on the Metro Gold Line. This is an RFP to prepare an RFP. Approximately $1 million in grant money will be available to the successful bidder for implementing this pilot […]

NTIA announces final broadband stimulus grants

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announced 56 investments totaling $190 million to support state efforts to compete in the digital economy. These are the final awards in the State Broadband Data and Development (SBDD) grant program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “As Congress recognized, many communities […]

NJ Transit issues RFP for WiFi on trains

New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking a provider of WiFi on trains and in railway stations. “The provision of wireless internet service would be a welcome amenity for our customers, enabling those who wish to remain connected and productive during their commute to do so continuously,” said NJ […]