Sublette County, Wyoming (the County), has identified a lack of robust broadband infrastructure as a major hurdle to economic development in the County, particularly in the business areas of the County’s population centers—including, but not limited to, Big Piney, Marbleton, and Pinedale—and the community centers in Daniel and Boulder. The County is therefore considering funding installation of conduit and/or fiber infrastructure to address gaps in middle mile connectivity, to create redundant paths to the internet, to enable high-quality service to businesses throughout the County, and to help facilitate private sector investment in next-generation networks.
The County issues this Request for Information (RFI) to solicit ideas and informal proposals from private sector entities that may have an interest in working with the County in this regard, potentially by utilizing County-owned fiber and/or conduit assets or by building their own assets with County financial support of some form. The County hopes this initiative will support and accelerate private providers’ efforts to improve broadband service options in the County.
The County asks that respondents submit all requested material in the format (i.e., structure and page limitations) specified in the attached RFI.