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OSP Engineering RFP Released for REACH-3MC II Project

Merit Network, Inc. has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit bids from organizations who wish to provide OSP Fiber-Optic Network Engineering services for the REACH-3MC II project. Proposals will be received until September 6, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. (EDT).

Merit has been awarded a second grant by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to fund the engineering and construction of 1,270 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure in the Northern Lower and Upper Peninsulas of Michigan.

This RFP is for engineering only. Merit is sending out a separate RFP for fiber optic infrastructure, construction and hardware. Merit is not seeking bids for networking, construction or optical hardware in this RFP.