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Optical Hardware RFP Deadline Extended

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The deadline for submitting Merit Network’s Optical Hardware Request for Proposals (RFP) has been extended to 4:30 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 21, 2010.

Merit has been awarded a grant by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The purpose of the grant will be to fund the engineering and construction of approximately 1,017 miles of fiber-optic cable in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, which will include both aerial and underground.

Vendors may request the web address of the Optical Hardware RFP by using the online request form.