Cali broadband RFI released

The City of Oakland, California, has released a request for information (RFI) on its broadband connectivity P3 project.

According to the plans, the city is looking to create a “21st Century, future-proof” network to connect city facilities and services, and underserved areas, to high quality internet.

P3s have increasingly been used to local authorities across the US whose connectivity shortfalls were exposed by Covid-19. The city’s chief information officer Tony Batalla said that “P3s are critical to achieving digital equity in cities across the country”.

Responses are due November 28, 2022. An information session will be held on October 25. The full RFI can be found by clicking here.