Board Authorizes Municipal Broadband
Assessment and Feasibility Study
The Board approved a resolution authorizing award of a consultant contract with Vantage Point Solutions, Inc. for the Town of Erie Municipal Broadband Assessment and Feasibility Study in the amount not to exceed $65,000.00. The Study will include: a review of current assets and providers in the area; identification of potential opportunities for partnership between the Town and these providers; and a structured evaluation of business models for the Town to indirectly or directly or indirectly participate in the provisions of broadband services to the community.
BACKGROUND: During the July 12, 2016, Town of Erie Board of Trustees meeting, the Board considered options with regards to Colorado Senate Bill 05-152, the bill that prohibits local government supporting either directly or indirectly advanced telecom services to subscribers. It was the Board’s determination to conduct a Broadband Assessment and Feasibility Study in anticipation of putting a question to opt out of the restrictions of SB 05-152 on the April 2018 Ballot. During the June 13, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Study.