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About the Project

Deltacom was awarded a Federal grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. 

NTIA Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
Grant Award Number: NT10BIX5570034

Deltacom’s East Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project plans to deploy a 544-mile high-capacity fiber-optic broadband Internet network. More than 50 community anchor institutions in five Eastern Tennessee communities, from Chattanooga through Knoxville to Johnson City and Bristol, will be connected to the high-speed middle mile network. The project intends to offer speeds of up to 10gbps to higher education and healthcare institutions, and spur more affordable broadband Internet access for up to 34,000 households, 5,000 businesses, and 270 anchor institutions by allowing local Internet providers to connect to the project’s open network.  

The East Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project also plans to:

  Enhance healthcare delivery in the region by providing high-capacity broadband for  medical facilities and facilitate telemedicine, health record transfer, and
     distance learning.
  Promote economic development and job growth in the underserved areas that have limited access to high-capacity affordable broadband services.
  Add five new points of interconnection in counties designated as critically underserved.

Vendor Information
Deltacom is currently soliciting qualified vendors to participate in the East Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project made possible by this grant.

If your company is interested in becoming a qualified vendor for work or equipment related to the East Tennessee Middle Mile Fiber Broadband Project, please respond to the Request for Qualified Vendor Questionnaire(s) listed below. Request for Proposals (RFPs) will only be sent to vendors qualified in advance of the specific procurement opportunity. Please refer to each individual questionnaire for directions on how to respond to the appropriate Deltacom department for evaluation of your response.

At Deltacom, we value the diversity of our customers, employees and suppliers who are key partners in our success. Deltacom is committed to the inclusion of small, minority, veteran, service-disabled veterans and women-owned businesses as part of our supply base. We take proactive measures to enable such businesses to fully participate as an integral part of our supplier base.

RFQV ID Title Description Open Date Close Date RFQV Questionnaire
2011-003 Technical Equipment

Open bid for Technical Equipment

09/06/2011 09/13/2011 Please contact Sean Greisl at to receive RFP/RFQ documentation. Please allow 24 hours for receiving this information.

Deltacom reserves the right to select and negotiate with suppliers it deems qualified for competitive bidding and to terminate negotiations without incurring any liability. Deltacom reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received.

This site was prepared by Deltacom in conjunction with award NT10BIX5570034 from the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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