Help Philly get connected! The City of Philadelphia has issued a request for proposal to study the number of homes in the area without reliable, high-bandwidth internet connectivity options.
For this great opportunity, Philadelphia has partnered with the non-profit organization, Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia. The partnership will allow the city to track its progress on increasing digital equity through internet connectivity for its citizens. In addition, it will help the decision making process with future budget considerations. According to Mark Wheeler, Chief Information Officer, City of Philadelphia, the city is seeking feedback from firms or research agencies who have the means to measure internet use by Philadelphia households. Therefore, all means to achieve quantifiable measures are being considered.
Proposals should take into account wireline, paid and free wireless, satellite and cellular internet connectivity options. It’s also important to understand the limitations of low-bandwidth options, data limits, speed and cost of the plans currently being used. Proposals using sophisticated commercial data modeling and artificial intelligence are of particular interest to the city. In other words, be sure to showcase these considerations in your bid! The deadline for proposal submissions is January 29, 2021, so act fast to ensure a timely response!
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