New York City wants to know whether businesses are interested in getting fiber the city lacks. New York City Economic Development Corp. issued a request for expressions of interest on the selection of one or more industrial business zones as the site where a provider will build a fiber ring, said NYCEDC. “Interested respondents should explain how expanding fiber optic networking in their geographic region will impact local businesses,” the city said (http://bit.ly/14awhIN). Local and commercial businesses suffer from inadequate broadband, it said — these businesses “lack modern fiber-based infrastructure and are often asked by ISPs to pay tens of thousands of dollars to pull fiber wiring to their buildings.” Respondents may submit questions by July 25, and answers will be posted by Aug. 2. NYCEDC is holding an information session the morning of July 23. Responses are due Aug. 15. “After the selection of one or more IBZs [industrial business zones], NYCEDC will issue a public Request for Proposals to all City ISPs with cable or fiber franchise agreements to determine the approach for fiber construction within the
designated IBZ,” said the agency.
Carol Brunner[FTTH Staff] @ Jul 18, 2013 - 02:32 PM (America/Eastern)