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 […]

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 […]