Longmont Releases RFP for Gigiabit City Project

LONGMONT, CO - Over the next 4 weeks, Longmont Power & Communications is accepting proposals from firms to design the expansion of the broadband fiber-to-the-premise network throughout Longmont. A pre-proposal conference will be held Friday, December 6 and the proposal submission deadline is December 19. Interviews will take place during the week of January 6.

As part of the November 5 election, Longmont’s voters approved funding for the full development of the city’s fiber optic broadband network, moving the community toward a future filled with progress and opportunity. As a true gigabit city, Longmont will be positioned to be a leader in digital communications and a global information hub.

Next Steps

  • Selection of a vendor to conduct design and engineering services

  • Issuance of revenue bonds to fund system build-out

  • Design of system expansion

  • Purchase of materials needed for construction

  • Selection of construction vendor

  • Construction - estimated duration approximately 3 years

Service Availability
In 2014, residents and businesses will be able to pre-register for services. The city will notify the community as actual sign up and connection capabilities are available.


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