Sublette County (the County) and the towns of Big Piney, Marbleton, and Pinedale (the Towns), Wyoming, have worked collaboratively to address the availability of broadband in the County. Together, the County and Towns have 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, the Towns, and the community centers in Daniel and Boulder. To address this need, the County and the Towns (hereinafter, collectively referred to as “Consortium”) intend to install conduit and fiber infrastructure to enable high-quality service to businesses in the key business areas of the Towns, and to facilitate private sector investment in the residential areas of the Towns and the entire County.
Through this RFP, the Consortium seeks a qualified private Partner to whom the Consortium will lease conduit or dark fiber connecting the Towns and community centers to connection points at the County boundary and passing all businesses in the three Towns. The Consortium seeks a partner that will commit to make high-capacity, enterprise-grade and business-class data services available to businesses in the Towns and population centers at a competitive price, and that will further invest to extend services to residences in the Towns and to other areas of the County.
The County asks that respondents submit all requested material in the format (i.e., structure and page limitations) specified in the attached RFP.