AVERY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE DESIRES TO ENGAGE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR BROADBAND EXPANSION

The Avery County Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) has received a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for Phase II of the Avery County Broadband Expansion Program.  The intent of the program is to extend broadband internet service to residential and business customers in identified unserved and underserved areas of Avery County. 

The Chamber is looking for a qualified Partner with the technical expertise and capacity to make available high-speed internet services to as many underserved areas as possible.  The qualified Partner would be required to design, build, operate, and maintain a broadband network to provide data services.  The Partner would also be required to provide a minimum of $100,000 to match $97,000 in ARC funds.

Copies of the detailed request for proposal (RFP), including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, can be obtained by Clicking the link below.

Proposals will be accepted until 5:00 pm April 1, 2021.

The Avery County Chamber of Commerce encourages the submission of proposals from Historically Underutilized Businesses and  Minority- and Women-owned firms. 

ARC Broadband Project RFP