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 […]