- Text Only
City of Huntsville, AL
 Mayor Tommy Battle  |Employment  |Departments  |I Want To...  |City Government  |For Residents  |For Visitors  |Election Information

City of Huntsville Seeks Information from Industry to Become a "Gig City"

March 18, 2015
(Huntsville, AL) - The City of Huntsville took a major step toward its vision to become a "Gig City" today by releasing a Request for Information for one or more partners to provide high speed Internet services through a city-wide fiber network.

The goal of the Gig City initiative, led by Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, is to provide Huntsville businesses, residents and institutions access to high speed fiber Internet at or above 1 gigabit per second, up to 200 times faster than the national average.

"We have reached a point where fiber networks are as essential to our infrastructure as water, sewer, and roads," said Mayor Battle. "If Huntsville is to remain a technological leader in this hyper connected global world, we must be able to offer broadband access that can accommodate the growing demands of business, research institutions, entrepreneurs, residents and public safety."

Mayor Battle says the drive to create a smart grid fiber network accelerated last year after conversations with his Economic Development Advisory Council about the increased need for ultra high speed connectivity and big data portals. The City retained CTC Technology & Energy, a national communications and engineering IT firm, to help develop a plan for Huntsville to provide high speed broadband through a public-private partnership.

"Huntsville is well positioned to attract one or more private partners willing to provide network services using public or private Partner-built fiber infrastructure," said Mayor Battle.

Responses to the RFI are due April 24, 2015.

Additional Files: City of Huntsville RFI GIG CITY

### For more information, please contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov

Follow the City of Huntsville at facebook.com/hsvcity * twitter.com/huntsvillecity * youtube.com/user/huntsvillecity

BigPictureHuntsville.com Imagine Huntsville? Mayor Tommy Battle
City Of Huntsville Huntsville eGOV
Huntsville Connect: Submit Service Requests
Huntsville's Online - Forms/Applications
Alabama's Paperless Filing - Pay Taxes
Inspection Requests - Details
Municipal Court - Pay tickets online
Huntsville Police Records - Search
Portable Storage (PSS) - Permits
Search City Laws - Online Database
Electronic Plans - Review Submittal

Hunstville Facebook HunstvilleCity Twitter Huntsville YouTube Huntsville Instagram
HSV1 - City of Huntsville ADA Compliance
only search HuntsvilleAL.gov
Service Requests
HSV Connect    Healthy Huntsville

ADA :: Publications/Documents :: City Council Agendas/Documents :: HSV1 / Video on Demand :: About the Logo :: Moving to Huntsville?
© Copyright All Rights Reserved | City of Huntsville, Alabama | Privacy Policy | Site Map | COH E-mail | COH ESS | COH Intranet