SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) is requesting proposals for broadband deployment from Internet Service Providers (ISP) and Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISP), to expand broadband service in four selected areas within Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, and Union Counties. The purpose of this RFP is to provide a minimum of 100/100mb service to businesses and 50/10mb service to residents within the project areas. The selected proposal will be eligible to apply for up to $1 million per county in low interest loans and $567,920 per county in reimbursable grants.

There is also a potential opportunity to make additional funding available from the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) in the form of a reimbursable grant up to $250,000 that will be paired with the $1.5 million in loan/grant funds that would bring the total amount of funding available to $1.75 million per County. This additional funding, if approved will be used to expand the current project areas in each county.

Complete proposal details, including the required proposal format, may be obtained by contacting:

Scott Kramer
SEDA-COG
201 Furnace Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837
skramer@seda-cog.org

Proposal details are also available at www.seda-cog.org.

Proposals will be accepted until 2:00pm prevailing time, Friday, February 26th, 2021, at which time they will be publicly opened at the offices of SEDA-COG. Proposals shall be on the forms required, sealed, and clearly marked on the outside, “4 COUNTY RURAL BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT PROPOSAL,” and submitted to:

Scott Kramer
SEDA-COG
201 Furnace Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Proposals that are faxed or e-mailed to SEDA-COG cannot be accepted.

 

 


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