MiCTA Issues RFP For Fiber Build-Out Services

SAGINAW — MiCTA, a national non-profit technology consortium, has issued a Request For Proposals from qualified vendors of fiber optic network construction services under the terms of a Master Service Agreement.

Vendors that wish to receive a copy of the RFP should contact MiCTA to express interest in receiving a copy of the RFP once it has been released. The deadline to respond is Nov. 21.

“The RFP seeks to identify qualified wide-area network fiber
construction contractors across the United States,” said Tim von Hoff, COO of MiCTA. “Many of our members would like to take advantage of programs to help them receive high-speed broadband
connectivity.”

By evaluating qualified fiber build-out contractors under a Master
Service Agreement, MiCTA aims to streamline and reduce the cost of designing and building rural wide-area fiber-based networks.

MiCTA members represent a wide array of sectors, including higher
education, K-12 education, healthcare, libraries, state and municipal
governments and non-profit organizations.

“For our members situated in rural areas, the availability of broadband services is a vexing problem,” von Hoff said. “In rural settings, it is often faster and more cost-effective for our members to build and operate their own wide-area fiber networks. This RFP will enable all MiCTA members to locate qualified fiber contractors who can provide these essential fiber build-out services.”

For more information about the current RFP, or to request a copy,
interested potential vendors should see the USA Today ad in the
October 8, 2014 issue, or contact MiCTA through its website, at
http://www.mictatech.org.

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