New Braunfels Looking For Private Partner To Develop Fiber-Optic Broadband Network

New Braunfels Looking For Private Partner To Develop Fiber-Optic Broadband Network

A study conducted by New Braunfels in 2016 urged the municipality to create a public-private partnership to build and operate a broadband project in order to promote job creation, economic development and increased commercial activity.

New Braunfels city officials are requesting qualifications from private companies to help in the New Braunfels Broadband Project to improve high speed internet access within core business and industrial areas of the city.

City officials are working with New Braunfels Utilities, the chamber of commerce and the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation (EDC) on the project. 

A study conducted by New Braunfels in 2016 urged the municipality to create a public-private partnership to build and operate a broadband project in order to promote job creation, economic development and increased commercial activity.

The proposal should provide solutions for delivery of products and services, including funding, design, engineering, procurement, construction, operation, maintenance and repair as well as regulatory compliance that is adaptable to growth and innovative technology.

The deadline for submitting statement of qualifications is Aug. 24. A recommendation on the project will be presented to the city council, board of New Braunfels Utility and the EDC in November.


This article was originally published by Strategic Partnerships Inc.


 

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