Special Projects

Spotlight_Small_InternetHigh-Speed Broadband Initiative

The Town of Firestone Board of Trustees has undertaken a High-Speed Broadband Initiative to explore options and opportunities to better connect our community with affordable and reliable internet access. Through this introductory step it is our intent to explore a range of alternatives available for promoting advanced broadband services to Firestone citizens, businesses and Town agencies.

There is no single solution to achieving our broadband objectives. There are no pre-determined conclusions. Nothing has been ruled in or out. In fact, thanks to Firestone voter’s overwhelming support of Ballot Question 1 in 2018, the community is now permitted to consider (without interference) “…a variety of options to serve the broadband needs of residents, including pursuit of business partnerships with private companies to increase the community’s access to broadband services.” 

The Town of Firestone Board of Trustees wants citizens to continue to be part of the broadband conversation. Once the community has been more fully engaged, we will be better positioned to identify objectives and solutions most suitable for Firestone.

Broadband Assessment and Feasibility Study

On December 12, 2019, the Town of Firestone issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Broadband Assessment and Feasibility Study.  Through this process, the Town seeks qualified consultant(s) to conduct an independent study to provide strategic guidance in the planning of high-speed broadband connectivity actions that can be implemented by the Town as cost‐effectively as possible.  

The scope of work for the study includes but is not limited to: residential and business needs assessments, market assessment, gap analysis, overview of broadband operating & ownership models and broadband strategy recommendations.

Anticipated Timeline for the RFP Process:

Request for Proposal Available:
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Last Day for Questions:Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:00 pm MST
Proposals Due:Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 3:00 pm MST
Interviews & Presentations:January 2020 - TBD
Anticipated Notice of Award:February 12, 2020
Conduct Study:February - July 2020
Final Report & Presentation to Board:3rd Quarter 2020

All questions related to this proposal should be emailed to Fred Diehl at broadband@firestoneco.gov.  

Consultants interested in obtaining a copy of this RFP should register online here.

Documents, Resources & More Information

If you have further questions about this project, please email broadband@firestoneco.gov.