Affordable Broadband Options for Monroe County Organizations
Open to All- Act Quickly
There is a tremendous opportunity for your organization and Monroe County’s economy through the Monroe County Gigabit Project. The recent Request for Proposal (RFP) produced 4 strong options to greatly reduce your pricing and expand capacity. If you act quickly you can purchase broadband from the RFP.
The Project’s cost survey in February 2017 with forty (40) Monroe County organizations determined the county’s average price/Mbps is $24.43 Mbps, with an average bandwidth of 78 Mbps.
- Each RFP response has an option 88% less than the County’s average price/Mbps.
- One option, along with a specific geographic location, lowers Mbps pricing by 95%.
- The RFP results will trigger a multi-million dollar private-sector investment into Monroe County’s broadband infrastructure, helping all organizations.
On June 8, 2017, the Monroe County Gigabit Project was recently featured in Government Technology magazine.
The Project has been extended through December 31, 2017, to help as many organizations as possible maximize the benefits and impacts. To participate, please quickly contact David Parker, Director of AcceleratePA: 570.656.9232 or David@LewisStrategic.com.
The strong RFP results should triple the number of organizations effectively using Gigabit internet and attract innovation-driven firms, laboratories, and start-up companies to Monroe County. Four strong RFP results were received by the Monroe County Gigabit Project:
- PenTeleData is a regional telecommunications provider based in Palmerton. The oldest cable company in America and long-time provider in Monroe County, they are among the largest private owners of fiber broadband in the nation. The company provided several compelling RFP options.
- GoNetspeed is a new telecommunications company based in Rochester, New York. The company was launched by Frank Chiaino, Founder of Fibertech Networks, and Larry Coleman, Former CEO of Sunesys, both billion dollar telecommunications companies. GoNetspeed has provided a remarkable Gigabit option for locations near existing-fiber through Monroe County.
- NCN Data is a Monroe County telecommunications company based in Stroudsburg. NCN is offering two strong RFP options. NCN Data, LLC also provides fixed wireless internet access, dark and lit fiber services for businesses, residential, municipalities, and educational customers.
- Sprint Communications is a national company that offers services in Monroe County. The company is proposing several strong RFP options for DSL and broadband internet access. As of March 2017, Sprint serves 59.7 million connections with leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone.
The Monroe Gigabit Project is hosted by the Monroe 2030 Action Team, Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation, East Stroudsburg University, and the ESU Center for Research and Economic Development.
Other counties, cities, schools, economic development organizations, and states should contact Rebecca Kann to start a competitive broadband project, Rebecca@LewisStrategic.com.
@AcceleratePA is an implementation team speeding broadband, workforce and innovation initiatives across Pennsylvania. The Broadband Implementation team of Dellicker Strategies, Business Information Group and Lewis Strategic has successfully completed nearly 100 regional broadband projects in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Since 2003, industry-pioneer Dellicker Strategies has led broadband aggregation projects for schools, intermediate units, hospitals, doctors, corporations, agencies and communities. For additional information visit our website, www.PAaccelerationProject.com, and follow Accelerate Pennsylvania on Twitter @AcceleratePenna and on Facebook @AcceleratePA.