Capital District Regional Planning Commission
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR AN OPEN ACCESS NETWORK FEASIBILTY STUDY FOR THE CAPTIAL DISTRICT REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
March 5, 2024 Deadline
The Capital District Regional Planning Commission (“CDRPC”) is seeking proposals from qualified communication and technology firms (“Consultant”) to provide a feasibility study for the development of an Open Access Network (OAN) in the Capital Region (Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady Counties).
The project is being funded by CDPRC with funds originating from the federal Northern Border Regional Commission, NYS Department of State and Empire State Development.
Access to high speed broadband internet is a necessity for the Region’s economy and quality of life. High speed broadband internet is a prerequisite to educating our children; growing our economy; and providing a quality of life which attracts and retains citizens. The goals of this project include:
- Developing a regional Open Access fiber backbone to interconnect and provide cost avoidance opportunities for municipal entities within the region.
- Facilitating access to high speed broadband internet for all residents of the Capital Region; and
- Increasing competition within the residential and commercial broadband
- Supporting the development of proposals to expand the existing broadband network to unserved and underserved areas.
Download the full RFP here: RFP#1 CDRPC OAN Feasibility Study