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Will the successful applicants incur any obligation after the process is completed?

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Awardees will have no continued obligation when the process has been completed and the deliverables have been provided.

Will the applicant incur any obligation by participating in the application process?

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No, an application will not trigger any obligation.

What value will the Broadband Plan and Design provide to the successful applicants?

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Broadband Planning is essential for strategy development, setting strategic priorities, due diligence for political leaders, building a project framework, analyzing the existing…

What organizations will be providing these services?

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Broadband Master Plans and Feasibility Analysis will be provided by EntryPoint Networks. The Feasibility designs will be provided by Biarri Networks. Grant…

Are some communities too big or too small?

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Communities of all sizes are welcome to apply. We will not exclude any applicants based solely on size.

What is the monetary value of the services that will be received?

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The market value for this type of Broadband Plan and Design is estimated to be in the range of $75,000 to $150,000…

Will the Broadband Master Plan and Feasibility Design that comes out of this work be useful in applying for other state and federal grants?

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The Feasibility Design, Analysis and Broadband Master Plan that are awarded as part of this open call may be instrumental for future…

What will the successful awardees receive back at the end of the planning and feasibility process?

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Awardees will receive a Broadband Master Plan, Feasibility Analysis, and Feasibility Design. The following are key elements of the Scope of Work:…

Will the Applicant be required to form a Broadband Committee to collaborate on this effort?

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A Broadband Committee won’t be required but is recommended for this collaboration. An appropriately empowered applicant representative will need to be available…

If I’m selected, how much time will be required from my organization to support the development of a feasibility study and broadband master plan?

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The estimated time commitment on this process is a bi-weekly committee meeting throughout the process and an additional 10-20 hours to assist…

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