Who was the RFP distributed to?

Due to an extensive research process, agencies both in the state of Kansas and nationally offered to assist Spring Hill in distributing the RFP. Many agencies listed below distributed to providers across the nation. 

— Community Networks

— Symmetrical Networks  

— Smart Wave Technologies

— Sifi Networks

— Nokia

— Tucows

— Ting

— Lode Rock

— Midco

— Kwikom

— Next Century Cities

— AT&T

— Google

— Kansas Fiber Network

— Charter Cable

— Consolidated Communications

— Comcast

— Ervin Cable

— BHC Rhodes

— Sure West

— Schatz Underground

— K&W Underground 

— ValuNet Fiber

— Fiber Broadband Association

— Coalition for Local Internet Choice

— Craw-Kan

— CenturyLink

— Altice (Suddenlink)

— Really Good Fiber (RG Fiber)

— NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)

— H & B Communications

— Kansas Department of Commerce 

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1. Why did the City get involved?
2. Did the City talk to the existing internet providers before moving ahead with this project in 2017?
3. Did the City talk to other internet providers before releasing the RFP?
4. Do existing internet service providers in Spring Hill have fiber networks?
5. Why is fiber important?
6. Why is gigabit speed important?
7. What due diligence was performed?
8. What was the purpose of the Broadband Task Force?
9. Why was a feasibility study performed?
10. What is a feasibility study?
11. What was the recommendation made by the Broadband Task Force?
12. Why did the Broadband Task Force disband?
13. What areas does this project impact?
14. Is the City going to own the internet service?
15. Why not wireless?
16. Why did Spring Hill have a launch event for RG Fiber?
17. What is a Request for Proposal (RFP)?
18. Does an RFP obligate the City to act?
19. Why did we issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) instead of a Request for Information (RFI)?
20. Why was a Mutual Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement included?
21. What were the stated goals of the RFP and when was it released?
22. Why were incentives important to the RFP process?
23. What incentives were offered in the RFP?
24. Who was the RFP distributed to?
25. Who responded to the RFP?
26. What steps were involved in the selection process?
27. Was a rating matrix completed during the proposal review process?
28. What was the committee recommendation?
29. Why was an out of state company chosen?
30. Why didn’t the City pick the lowest bid?
31. What is dark fiber?
32. Why is the City proposing a dark fiber network?
33. Will the City control the residents’ internet?
34. Will the City get internet before the residents do?
35. Why does the City need high-speed internet to the Aquatic Center and the Community Center?