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Sami Stephenson, left, and Zoe Knight plan a backpacking trip on Knight’s cellphone in the grassy area of the Boulder County Courthouse just off the Pearl Street Mall on Monday. Boulder has free public wifi on the mall, but is considering a much more ambitious municipal broadband program. That will be discussed at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting.
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Boulder 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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