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.