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Process to Negotiation

There are over 20,000 communities in the United States -- and nearly that many models for how cities can facilitate the upgrade to fiber. Quite often, these negotiations are begun with a community or region signalling its interest through a formal request or a Request for Proposal (RFP), Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Quotation (RFQ). Each of these represents the beginnings of a potential negotiation and often contain provisions regarding the assets and levers cities can use to improve network construction economics for providers. Below, please find examples of recent RFIs and RFPs providers have responded to: