I entered a very low budget, please bid what you think is an honest price. This is not a "lowest bidder wins" situation. We are looking for a quality report by someone who knows what they are doing and can back up the analysis with credentials.
I am looking for a risk analysis for implementation of a town wide and town built, fiber to the home (FTTH) Broadband build.
I am a key player in the roll out of a FTTH system to be built by our town. There are few, but loud, town residents who are opposed to this build, as well as one select men who is "cautious" but delaying the progress. I need a risk analysis for a full fiber build.
Here are some of the key facts (If you don't understand the terms then you probably are not the right fit for me.)
1) We are a population of about 3500, with about 1300 homes, spread out over about 30 sq. mi.
2) We have already funded our make-ready work and Verizon (land line carrier) and our own municipal light plant have almost completed this critical phase of the project with tax payer funded monies of $1.2M
3) We are a completely unserved community. Only about 30% of the town has DSL capability, the remainder must relay on satellite or hot spots.
4) The full build will be about an additional $4.8M for which we will need to go to town meeting for approval.
5) With a projected take rate of 50% the bond payments for the system will be wholly subscriber funded at about $95/mo. If we have a greater take rate the MLP can choose to lower the term of the bond payment or decrease the monthly fee or both.
6) The system is for Internet only. FCC regulations add a level of difficulty we don't want to deal with.
7) Comcast, Charter, Verizon FIOS, etc. will not do the build because we do not have a population density that will guarantee them an ROI in a reasonable period of time. The town does not need to make a profit, only pay off the bond and operating expenses which are contained in the $95/month.
We are interested in a risk analysis that shows both the risk of not doing and comparing it to the risk of doing the build.
The successful bidder should have a CV that can show expertise in this area. In other words, we need a credible author.
I will supply the successful bidder links to three web sites with all the details.
Please feel free to message me with any questions.