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Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) has accepted a grant award totaling $13.7 million to build a fiber system from Reno, Nevada to Susanville and Quincy.

The grant is from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an agency inside the Federal Commerce Department, and is part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, also called the Stimulus Fund. PSREC also received a matching grant of $1.7 million from the California Advanced Services Fund as part of the project.

 
 
 

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Map of Fiber Project

Many of the community anchor institutions in the rural Sierra region of northeastern California currently lack adequate access to the bandwidth necessary to support e-healthcare, advanced learning opportunities, and economic development. Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative plans to meet the broadband needs of these institutions by constructing 169 miles of new fiber for a middle mile network to deliver broadband speeds between 45 Mbps and 10 Gbps to anchor institutions and local Internet service providers. Among the 18 community anchor institutions currently expected to connect to the Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications Middle Mile Fiber Project’s network are seven government facilities, two community colleges, and two healthcare providers including the Plumas District Hospital, High Desert Prison, and Feather River College.

  • Facilitate more affordable and accessible broadband service for up to approximately 14,000 households, 2,100 businesses, and an additional 280 anchor institutions by enabling local Internet service providers to utilize the project’s open network.
  • Create a broadband path to support regional Next Generation 911 and other public safety services, and enable telemedicine at regional correctional facilities, allowing for annual prisoner transport savings of up to $10,000 per prisoner seeking care.
  • Provide enhanced broadband service to the Susanville Indian Rancheria tribe.

Awarded RFP'S

Awarded to: HD Supply

Awarded to: Thermobond Buildings

Fiber Optic Cable Splice Enclosures . Click here for the Invitation, Instructions, Bid and Contract Forms. Proposals are due by February 17, 2012.

Awarded to: Power & Telephone Supply Company

Fiber Optic cable. Click here for the Invitation, Instructions, Bid and Contract Forms. Proposals are due by June 24, 2011.

Q&A for Fiber Optic Cable RFP Bid No. 001

Awarded to: Draka

Fiber Optic Pole Attachment Hardware. Click here for the Invitation, Instructions, Bid and Contract Forms. Proposals are due by August 15, 2011.

Awarded to: HD Supply

Pole Mount Cable Storage Enclosure. Click here for the Invitation, Instructions, Bid and Contract Forms. Proposals are due by January 30, 2012 by 4:00 P.M.

Please note a correction to this RFP: The RFP incorrectly called for a 48" tall x 30" wide x18" depth cabinet this should instead be 48" tall x 30" wide x 12" depth.  Thank you

Awarded to: American Products, LLC

Stringing Block Hardware . Click here for the Invitation, Instructions, Bid and Contract Forms. Proposals are due by January 9, 2012 by 8:00 A.M.

Awarded to: Sherman & Reilly, Inc.

Vault. Click here for the Invitation, Instructions, Bid and Contract Forms. Proposals are due by November 4, 2011.

Awarded to: Jensen Precast

 

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