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Delaware Broadband Grant Opportunity - Wireless

Pursuant to Title 26, Subchapter VII - A Telecommunications Technology Investment Act of the Public Utilities Act of 1974, the State of Delaware has created the “Delaware Broadband Fund” (Fund) to support and enhance broadband services in the State’s public schools and public libraries and for rural broadband initiatives in unserved areas of the State.

For Phase II, the intent is to award funds to incentivize the implementation of one or more pilot projects in two categories:

  • Wireless broadband networks offering subscription-based broadband services to households and businesses in geographies identified as unserved based on wired broadband availability and adoption rates.
  • Municipal wireless networks in, at least, the downtown portions of incorporated municipalities which offer services such as connectivity for municipal operations, subscription services for downtown businesses, residents, and visitors, and public Wi-Fi in designated areas.

Vendors capable of providing wireless solutions will be evaluated for capability, viability of project design and participant recruitment strategies along with economic sustainability of pilot projects beyond the pilot period. Specific projects, amounts and terms shall be approved by a majority of the Delaware Broadband Fund Committee, comprised of the DTI’s Engineering Team Leader, DelDOT’s Traffic Management Center Manager, DEDO’s Director of Infrastructure & Inter-Governmental Relations, DTI’s Controller and OMB’s Deputy Director (“Committee”). All funds shall be distributed prior to July 1, 2018.

For inquiries regarding the mandatory site tour request form and /or scheduling contact Malik Lopez at malik.lopez@state.de.us.

After Monday, December 5, 2016 please direct all questions or requests for application assistance to the DTI Procurement Officer at 739-9500.

Delaware Broadband Fund Grant Phase II Applicant Guide
DTI Delaware Broadband Grant Application
Mandatory Site Tour Request Form
Freedom of Information Act Information


Technical Staffing & Services

For project staffing, please refer to the DTI Information Technology Project Staffing contract.
For staff augmentation, please refer to the central Information Technology Staff Augmentation Services contract.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find information on how to do business with Delaware?

How do I register to receive email alerts when a request for proposal (RFP), invitation to bid (ITB), or request for information (RFI) is posted?

Enroll using the Delaware Notification Service. Please use the helpful links on that site for assistance if you experience problems or have any questions during the registration process.

Why can't I find any new business opportunities listed here?

The State of Delaware maintains a central Bid Solicitation Directory for RFPs, ITBs and RFIs.

How do I get on the Department of Technology and Information's (DTI) preferred vendor list?

At this time, DTI does not maintain a preferred vendor listing. All interested vendors have the option of enrolling in the Delaware Notification Service to receive email alerts for potential business opportunities.

Where can I find the State of Delaware's Enterprise Standards and Policies?

Enterprise Standards and Policies are located on DTI's Standards and Policies webpage.

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Go to the ARB Templates page to view all of the available templates.

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