The City of Salinas is requesting proposals from qualified companies to operate, provision, maintain and/or provide services on the Salinas Municipal Broadband Network (Salinas Network). The City is seeking proposals that would take advantage of the City's fiber assets to do the following:
- Providing low cost, reliable consumer broadband service, delivered to residents inside their homes at download and upload speeds sufficient to enable full and unrestricted access to online services.
- Licensing by respondents of surplus (i.e. not needed to support consumer service) dark fiber on the Salinas Network for the purpose of providing dedicated gigabit-class service for large numbers of commercial, industrial, and institutional users.
- Selling such services to the City of Salinas on an anchor customer basis.
- Operation and maintenance of the Salinas Network on a contract basis.
Andrew Myrick, CEcD, EDFP
Senior Economic Development Manager
City of Salinas
Office of the City Manager
200 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
Direct: (831) 758-7362
Mobile: (831) 809-8620
More details regarding the RFP may be found in the attached documents. The deadline for responses to the RFP is April 30, 2021.