The Village of Yellow Springs, OH is seeking qualified firms to perform a Needs Assessment for development of a broadband FTTH network. Proposals are due 1 PM on August 22nd, 2016. An informational session for respondents to this RFP will be held on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Village of Yellow Springs Council Chambers, 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE YELLOW SPRINGS FIBER SOLUTION
We propose that the village design, construct and manage a Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) that will connect every household and business location in our village.
Yellow Springs is uniquely positioned for success due to several important reasons: It is already a provider of water and electric utilities and owns the right of ways including most of the utility poles in the village. There is an existing billing system in place. MVECA, a public, not for profit, regional council of governments has an existing data center with very adequate capacity to serve the village. The village has a very small and manageable footprint that will allow an easy transition to fiber.
The speed & durability of fiber also work in the village’s favor. The infrastructure is estimated to easily last more than 30 years (most likely much longer) and provides almost infinite capacity to carry data well into this century.
Timothy Barhorst, Scott Fife, Nick Gaskins, Jordan Gray, Ellis Jacobs, Denny Powell, Thor Sage
BLOG-From the Fiber Forum posted to YSnews.com 4/26/2015
“Saturday morning, residents of Yellow Springs gather in the Morgan Building next to the high school to talk about a municipal fiber optic network. The Miami Valley Educational Computer Association (MVECA) is hosting a Fiber Forum from 9am to 1pm followed by lunch and small group roundtable discussions.” Read more at ysnews.com/news/2015/04/blog-from-the-fiber-forum
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VILLAGE JOINS NEXT CENTURY CITIES ORGANIZATION
The village has become a member of Next Century Cities. This organization is a incredible resource that will provide assistance and support to our endeavor.
NEXT CENTURY CITIES SITE LAUNCHED
This is a new organization headed by Chris Mitchell & Deb Socia. Take a look!
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