Twenty firms (including AT&T) to bid on Grand Rapids, Michigan project

Twenty companies have submitted a Letter of Intent to bid on Grand Rapids, Michigan’s RFP for a citywide Wi-Fi network: 4 G Metro Mesh, BroadBreeze Communications, MEI MAYLONE Enterprises, Inc.,, Clearwire, NeoReach Inc., AmeriNet, Earthlink Municipal Networks, NetApex, Arialink, FreedomNet Solutions, Ricochet, AT&T, IBM, Pronto Networks, Azulstar, Inc., INS Inc. (a Lockheed Martin Company), […]

Sahuarita, Arizona to issue RFP for a municipal Wi-Fi network

Sahuarita, Arizona will be issuing a bid seeking proposals from vendors for the deployment of a municipal Wi-Fi network over the town’s 15 square miles. The network will be used for public access and municipal purposes (police, fire and other departments). This article in the Arizona Daily Star has more details, including a short interview […]

Chicago to issue RFP for citywide wireless network

The Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago will issue an RFP this spring for a citywide wireless network. This is not surprising given the number of US cities that are now deploying networks or issuing RFPs. The city does not want to spend any money on it although I am certain that if they want to […]

Dayton, Ohio issues RFP for citywide Wi-Fi network

Dayton is looking for a vendor to build a citywide Wi-Fi network for outdoor coverage (limited indoor coverage). The city will not charge the vendor for use of city property, however, the RFP asks that the vendor build out the network AT NO COST to the city or to the end user for “basic broadband […]

Response to San Francisco RFI: Bay Area Wireless Research Network

I am an impatient person. It is October 11 and I have not seen any of the responses to the San Francisco RFI posted on the city’s website. I decided to ask people to send their responses to me so that I can read and comment on them, and make them available to you . […]