Miami Beach issues RFP for citywide wireless broadband network

Miami Beach, Florida has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a citywide wireless broadband network to support mobile broadband connectivity for police officers, firefighters, building inspectors, parking officers, public works employees, and other government officials. The network will also allow the public to gain access to the Internet at no cost in hot zones located throughout the city. CityMiami Beach, Florida has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a citywide wireless broadband network to support mobile broadband connectivity for police officers, firefighters, building inspectors, parking officers, public works employees, and other government officials. The network will also allow the public to gain access to the Internet at no cost in hot zones located throughout the city. City officials plan to complete the citywide deployment sometime in mid-2006.

The winner of the bid will design, build and maintain the network. Miami Beach will provide funding for the network deployment and operation. The city will also own the network. Nodes will be placed on utility poles and other city owned infrastructure. Mobile wireless broadband service will be used by city agencies. There will be some form of free public access (hotzones) especially close to the beach.

Here is the link to all the documents you need to respond to the Miami Beach RFP:
http://www.miamibeachfl.gov/wifi/wifi_main.asp

The deadline is September 12 at 3:00 pm Miami time.