Residential Fiber to the Home Title: Residential Fiber to the Home RFP Post Date: July 8, 2022
The City of Willmar is requesting proposals to provide symmetrical high-speed internet to City residents, businesses, and certain City facilities. The City is looking at options to partner with an ISP or another entity to build out a network that can provide symmetrical high-speed internet. Staff perceives the lack of symmetrical high-speed internet as a burgeoning issue for residents as the demand for greater upload speeds increases. Staff has also identified this lack of services as an obstacle to more businesses locating in Willmar in the future. The successful applicant will work with the City through a public-private partnership to provide these services in town to residents, businesses, and to certain City facilities.