The New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT) held a pre-proposal conference on 12 May 2014 concerning the city’s free citywide WiFi project — the RFP for a franchise to install Public Communications Structures (Wi-Fi pay phones) for the boroughs of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. The questions submitted by prospective bidders and other parties interested in the project and the DoITT’s answers have been posted (see DoITT Public Communications Structures RFP Addendum 3 and Addendum 4).
In Addendum 3 to the NYC free citywide WiFi pay phone RFP, you will also see who signed in at the pre-conference Q&A:
Telebeam (a local telecommunications company that already has many pay phones across the city), IBM, Verizon, Gowex (a Spanish publicly traded company that claims to have a large Wi-Fi footprint across the globe), Cablevision, Google, Time Warner Cable, Titan (an outdoor advertising company), Motorola Solutions, Samsung, Cisco, JC Decaux (another large outdoor advertising company), Renewable Edge, BAS Communications, Cemusa (street furniture/outdoor advertising), Clear Channel Outdoor, Macquarie Infrastructure, Van Wagner (outdoor advertising), General Packet, and many others.
The responses to the RFP are due no later than 30 June 2014.
If you have not yet viewed the RFP and its addenda, download them from Scribd (but if you are serious about bidding, you must register with the DoITT to get the most recent documents and emails from the department):