Telecommunication RFI Update

The Requests for Information (RFI) have been received by the Town and Project Team members have been working with respondents to review the details of the proposals. The Town, under the direction of the UUTF and Town Council, sought RFIs from additional telecommunication companies to increase competition and identify other companies who had interest in providing telecommunication services to the Town.

The Underground Utilities Task Force requested the Town explore the costs of adding additional conduit for telecommunications utilities. Other municipalities have added additional conduit with their undergrounding projects to provide the infrastructure needed for future communications upgrades. Adding extra conduit along major thoroughfares in Town could help Palm Beach join the growing list of “smart cities” who utilize the technology to improve public safety, wireless access and transportation improvements.