Boulder, Colo., Requests Bids for Fiber-Optic Network

Boulder is requesting bids to build about 55 miles of the city’s fiber-optic cable backbone network, and 10 miles of fiber lateral extensions. The city is seeking to build world-class telecommunications infrastructure.

by Sam Lounsberry, Daily Camera / October 18, 2019
Boulder, Colo. Shutterstock/Jeff Zehnder

(TNS) — Boulder, Colo., is requesting contractor bids to build about 55 miles of the city’s fiber-optic cable backbone network, and 10 miles of fiber lateral extensions.

The city is seeking to build “world-class telecommunications infrastructure for the 21st century and beyond,” a news release said.

Short-term projects for the new network include supporting core city services like traffic signal management and data management systems for public safety, the release said.

In the long-term, the fiber infrastructure could support gigabit-speed internet services to homes and “smart city” projects, like smart streets that could facilitate more efficient transportation.

A link to the request for bids can be found at bidnetdirect.com/colorado. Proposals are due 1 p.m. Nov. 15.

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