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City of Dallas Seeking Broadband Internet Service

The city is looking for one or more service providers to establish broadband Internet service in high-priority underserved census tracts.

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The city of Dallas has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for one or multiple solution/service providers to establish broadband Internet service as part of its digital equity strategic plan.

According to the RFP, the city “aims to establish an eight-year initial contract with four three-year renewal options for digital equity infrastructure and last-mile connectivity.”

The chosen providers will be responsible for connecting city facilities and high-priority unserved/underserved census tracts by designing, building, delivering and managing scalable fiber infrastructure.

Proposed solutions must increase adoption rates in underserved areas while meeting current and future Federal Communications Commission minimum technology requirements.

More detailed information about RFP No. BQZ23-00023217, including additional submission instructions, can be found online.

The city will hold pre-solicitation meetings via Microsoft Teams on Oct. 23 and Nov. 14, both from 2:00-3:30 p.m. The deadline to submit questions related to the RFP is Nov. 17 at 12 p.m.

The closing date for this solicitation is Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. The city Office of Procurement Services is the point of contact for this RFP.
Chandler Treon is an Austin-based staff writer. He has a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in literature and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in technical communication, all from Texas State University.